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Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies


Organ Donation


Infection Control


Next Conference
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Learning & Resources:
Gamliel Institute

KNIT Resource Center
    Contacts for Answers
    Catalog of Articles
    Additional Links

FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
Guided Learning
Jewish Sources and  Responsa
Synagogue Brochures
Community Education

Stones on Graves


Origins of the Custom of Putting Stones on Graves When Visiting the Cemetery

Putting Stones on Jewish Graves Rabbi David Wolpe at My Jewish Learning
Why do we place pebbles on grave stones? Rabbi Tom Louchheim
Why are stones laid on Jewish graves? Mark S, JPAA
What Is the Meaning of Stones on Jewish Graves? Mary Osborne
Why Visitors Leave Stones on Grave Monuments Jerry's Jewish Web Page
Placing Stones on Graves Ohr Somayach
Whenever I go to visit someone's grave, I put a stone on top of it just before I leave Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz - Kolel: the Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning
Jewish war veterans dead but not forgotten at Arlington Matthew Dorf, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Why Do Jews Put Stones On Tombstones? Jewish Virtual Library
Jewish tradition has origins in desert Dear Abby
Why Stones are Placed on the Grave Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman - Kol Shalom
Stones on Graves Rabbi Shraga Simmons -
Rocks on Graves Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner -


Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington