Episode 111

Funerary Traditions


December 5th, 2019

17 mins 18 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In this episode we discuss:

  • The history of the Jewish Funeral in America
  • What happens from the time a Jewish person dies to the funeral
  • What makes Jewish funerals different from Protestant funerals
  • What happens at the unveiling
  • Why Muslim bodies are prepared by volunteers
  • What happens in the preparation of Muslims for burial
  • What prayers are said at a funeral
  • Why there are no Quran passages on Islamic headstones
  • What is the history of the Jazz Funeral?
  • What to expect from the parade to the Repast
  • How did black communities band together to ensure their members received a proper funeral
  • What is the ettiquette of a Jazz Funeral?

And more...