Article Discussion: Guide to Death and Mourning for Interfaith Families

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April 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm #2291

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Click here to read the article: Guide to Death and Mourning for Interfaith Families

February 22, 2010 at 3:36 am #4357

Inanna Baskan

We Jews visit a grave and leave a stone. Not flowers.

What does the stone symbolize? What does it mean? Why do we leave a stone?

February 22, 2010 at 3:50 am #4358

Ruth Abrams

Lisa Berenson, who works for the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, wrote up an expert opinion on the stone issue, here on our discussion board. It’s a way of participating in burial, which is a mitzvah (commandment). There’s no particular reason NOT to leave flowers if you want to do that, but leaving stones is a respectful folk custom.

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