Proper Attire at Jewish Funerals

Interestingly, a common question that many people ask about Jewish funeral services involves the best attire. Obviously, this is a question we ask ourselves on a daily basis – what should we wear? For most occasions, we have a pretty general idea of the best way to dress. However, when there’s been a profound loss…

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Flowers at Jewish Funerals: Why They’re Not Appropriate

Month by month, we discuss the rich and complex Jewish traditions surrounding death and mourning. Judaism is among the world’s most ancient and revered religions. Therefore, it has a countless array of practices and customs when it comes to the end of life and funerals. The rich tapestry of Jewish tradition presents several opportunities for…

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Shiva: A Guide for Non-Jews

Fox Monuments, being a provider of Jewish memorials and headstones, naturally explores Jewish customs in our posts. Judaism is rich with history and cultural significance. Jewish practices concerning death and mourning are varied and unique. And Fox Monuments has paid tribute to Long Island’s Jewish community for decades. However, many non-Jewish mourners can often feel…

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For My Bashert: A Double Jewish Headstone

A headstone should be a lasting testament to an individual’s life. With a beautiful headstone inscription, a description of their relationships to others, plus symbols, there is a lot that a headstone can say about a person. Ultimately, a headstone is a permanent, enduring tribute to the legacy of a loved one. One factor that…

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3 Important Readings for Jewish Mourners

When it comes to the Jewish stages of mourning as well as the memorial services, those bereaved from the loss of a loved one look to the Torah and other texts for guidance and wisdom. Rabbis encourage those coping with a loss to find healing in sacred Jewish literature. Additionally, the right poetry or writings…

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The Jewish Stages of Mourning

Fox Monuments has served Long Island’s Jewish community for decades. We’ve provided guidance and support throughout difficult times of grieving. Naturally, we’ve done our best to honor the many Jewish customs and traditions surrounding death and burial. In the Jewish faith, there are specific guidelines surrounding the appropriate response to a death in the family….

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Rending the Garments: What is Keriah?

This post has been updated as of November 2019, from its original publication date of May 21st, 2018. It has been edited for consistency and updated information on our services.  Developing meaningful memorial customs is a natural step in overcoming grief after the death of a loved one. Among those who attend Jewish memorial services, it’s…

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Cemetery Etiquette in Judaism

Jewish funeral etiquette concerns the practice of comforting friends and family during the memorial. But did you know that there’s also specific etiquette within a cemetery? This etiquette outlines the expected behavior within graveyards. Judaism is a religion with deep historical roots. As a result, there are many specific customs and rituals when it comes…

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How to Plan a Jewish Memorial Service

The death of a family member or close friend is always a difficult thing to accept. At Fox Monuments, we’ve spent years helping Long Island families through very trying and difficult times. We understand the grief that mourners feel. And we make every effort to provide the necessary support during this process. We serve our…

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Jewish Practices Immediately Following Death

At Fox Monuments, we have years of experience as a leading provider of Jewish monuments for Long Island. Providing guidance and support for the Jewish community in times of hardship has always been our highest priority. As Long Island’s most trusted provider of Jewish monuments, we hold Jewish tradition in high esteem. The Jewish faith…

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