Jewish funerals typically take place as soon as possible after death, with the goal of burying the deceased within 24 hours. The body is interred in a simple wooden casket, reflecting the Jewish belief in the importance of returning to the earth naturally.
A eulogy, known as “Hesped” is delivered during the funeral service. The Hesped aims to honor the deceased by recounting their life, highlighting their virtues, and sharing meaningful stories and memories.
Following the burial, mourners recite the Mourner’s Kaddish, a prayer of praise to God. This prayer is traditionally recited by close family members for the first year after the death and serves as a way to honor the memory of the deceased.