Caring for a Jewish Decedent

According to Jewish customs, the treatment of the body of a deceased individual should consist of certain precautions and rituals. Respect for the body begins immediately after death—for instance, prior to burial services, the body should not be left alone. This video provides additional information about Jewish customs.

Community members will often volunteer to stay with the body of the deceased. Another custom involves a traditional purification of the body. Before burial, the body is dressed appropriately for the afterlife.

If you need to arrange a funeral according to Jewish customs or the traditions of a different religion, Mountain View Funeral Home can help. To learn about funeral pre-planning or our other funeral services serving Lakewood, Washington, call us at (253) 584-0252.

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