death Catholic v Jewish

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I paid respect to the recently deceased Cindy Strum today with Hana, and it was the first Jewish funeral for each of us.  If I were to get thoughtful and list all the differences with Catholic funerals my list could be long though my long list would be small.  Small in the context of being the surviving father of a teenager, and imagining myself as a surviving Jewish father of a teenager.  The human need to pay respect to the deceased while creating a memorable rite of passage for the survivors is fulfilled in both the many Catholic and the one Jewish funerals.  While the a detailed comparison can reveal a long list that long list sums to a total difference of nada.  Humans have needs at time of death, and today I had the privilege of being witness to a life respected and people gathering to tend to the need to heal for themselves and one another — amen alleluia assalama alaikum mazel tov »»  about me  302-990-2346  twitter  nearlincoln@hotmail.com  contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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