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1. Why are the coffin and headstone plain?

  • So they aren't considered sinners
  • Because it's cost efficient
  • So that all Jewish people can be seen as equal
  • So that they don't stand out, projecting boastfulness
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2. Who are the Chevra Kaddisha?

  • A Jewish court full of people
  • Witnesses who are involved in a Jeiwsh marriage
  • Volunteers from the religious community, who care for the dead
  • The three witnesses during the divorce process

3. What are the people called who sit with the dead body?

  • Shloshim
  • Kaddish
  • Shomerim
  • Chevra Kaddisha

4. Why can't you eat, drink or perform a command in the presence of the dead?

  • Will interrupt the death cycle
  • It's seen as a mockery to the death
  • Disrespecting God
  • It's unhygienic

5. Why are open casket ceremonies forbidden?

  • It's disrespectful to allow friends and enemies to view the dead, mocking their helpless state
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