Jewish Cemetery Rituals: Stones on Graves?

Answer Jews mark the visit to the grave of a loved one by placing a small rock on top of the headstone. This is a fulfillment of biblical passages as interpreted by the Talmud.

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Jewish Tradition of Placing Stones on a Grave?

The placing of stones atop a Jewish grave is an old tradition, with uncertain origins. Although building a cairn over graves in not unique to Jewish tradition, the taking of small pebbles to a grav... Read More »

Why are there hardly any Jewish restaurants serving popular American Jewish food?

guess it depends where you live. plenty of restaurants serve food associated with the jewish culture in Skokie Illinois and surrounding towns. Chicken matzo ball soup, chopped liver, bagels, challa... Read More »

How to Be a Respectful Non Jewish Guest at a Jewish Holiday Dinner?

Non-Jews can be very nervous about their manners in Jewish situations. They need help and reassurance.Here's what to do:

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