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Myth or Fact: Death and Mourning Quiz

Test your knowledge of Jewish mourning and bereavement practices.



Question 1. Traditionally Jews put stones on graves.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. If you commit suicide you cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. At a shiva house upon entering you should immediately greet the mourner.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. At a shiva house the mirrors will be covered.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. Jews must be embalmed before being buried.
 True
 False