How soon after death must a Jewish burial take place?

Answer Jewish funerals are to be held as soon as possible after a death. Often, this is the day following a death or within twenty-four hours. Sometimes, circumstances make this impossible, such as when t... Read More »

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Jewish Burial Customs and Anointing Oils?

Judaism has very specific customs and traditions when it comes to burying the dead. There are important guidelines and rules that must be adhered to in order to uphold the Jewish faith. Death is ha... Read More »

Muslim Death, Funeral & Burial Customs?

Every culture has distinct views on the parts of life that all of humanity shares in common--birth, coming of age, marriage and death--and it is through these differences that a culture has its uni... Read More »

Who receives the death& burial payment from Social Security when someone dies?

You are entitled to a Social Security death and burial benefit of $255 if you are the surviving spouse who was living with the deceased at the time of death. This payment is also applicable if you ... Read More »

How many days after death is a Jewish obituary?

There is no custom in Jewish religion related to the the time after death that an obituary needs to be posted. According to staff at Chabad Lubavitch of Clark County, Washington, "an obituary could... Read More »