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D: 2017-10-15
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D: 2017-10-14
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D: 2017-10-12
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B: 1927-03-27
D: 2017-10-10
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B: 1957-05-09
D: 2017-10-03
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D: 2017-10-03
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D: 2017-09-29
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D: 2017-09-28
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D: 2017-09-28
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D: 2017-09-25
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Felix Kelbert
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D: 2017-09-22
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Jon Schneider
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D: 2017-09-06
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D: 2017-09-03
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D: 2017-08-30
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D: 2017-08-29
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D: 2017-08-26
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D: 2017-08-22
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D: 2017-08-15
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B: 1919-08-08
D: 2017-08-12
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D: 2017-08-07
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- A Jewish funeral usually occurs within 24 hrs after the death.

- Jewish tradition does not incorporate a viewing, visitation, or a wake.

- Prior to the funeral service, the immediate family usually gathers and participates in the "keriah" where a visible part of clothing such as a lapel, shirt collar, or pocket is torn as sign of mourning. Today, the practice has shifted to tearing a black ribbon off from a lapel, short collar, or pocket. 

- The body is buried in a plain wooden casket.

- The body is washed and not embalmed. 

- During the funeral service, the casket is often kept closed. 

- The rabbi usually administers a funeral service that is short, reflective, and solemn. 

- At the graveside service, it is common for the family and guests to actually participate in the actual burial. Each person will generally place a few shovels of soil onto the casket. 

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