At a Jewish funeral, the room is heavy with emotion, heart frost that coats the windows of the soul. The service is rife with symbolism. The history of the Jewish faith is what structures the funeral service. The bereaved are able to honor the deceased while immersed in over 3,000 years of tradition. The purpose of a Jewish funeral service is not to comfort the mourners, but rather to honor the deceased and, as being the case, there are many traditional death rituals and issues that must be taken care of.
If you are in the Atlanta area, Rabbi Lebow will guide you through the process necessary for a proper Jewish funeral and burial. Although custom-oriented, traditional Jewish funerals are relatively simple. Things to consider include the location of the service. Will it be a graveside service? On the other hand, will it start at the home and be a multiple-location service? Another question to consider is when will the service take place? These may seem like simple questions, but they are at the beating heart of a Jewish funeral.
Rabbi Lebow will take you by the hand and help you with mourners, the gathering and procession of them, accompanying the dead for burial, the Keriah, opening prayers and any other issues or questions you may have. With his assistance, the Jewish funeral will run smoothly and the deceased will be honored the way he or she should be, by adhering to the proper traditions of the Jewish faith.