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Myth or Fact: Death and Mourning Quiz

Test your knowledge of Jewish mourning and bereavement practices.



Question 1. If you commit suicide you cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. At a shiva house upon entering you should immediately greet the mourner.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. If you have a tattoo you can't be buried in a Jewish cemetery.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. Jews must be embalmed before being buried.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. A Jewish funeral is typically held as soon as possible.
 True
 False