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Hashem is the Hebrew name for a funeral.
Sometimes Jewish coffins are left open for relatives to say goodbye.
Kaddish is called the prayer for the dead.
Orthodox Jews always cremate dead bodies.
All Jews try to recite the Shema when they are dying.
Jews believe that after death they will be reborn as someone or something else.
Shiva means 'seven'.
Flowers at a Jewish funeral are not allowed.
Yahrzeit candles are lit every year to remember the dead.
People place stones on Jewish graves when they visit them.