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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, November 28, 1947, Image 4

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EXODUS JEWS REFUSE TO
ACCEPT DP STATUS
WILHELMSHAVEN, Germany
(JTA) —The Exodus Committee,
representing the refugee Jews at
the camp here, refused to accept
displaced persons’ cards offered by
the British authorities. The com
mittee insisted it would accept
only Palestine certificates.
A spokesman said the Jews did
not wish to become DP’s, pointing
out they were forcibly removed
“from our home, Palestine, and
must return there, where we seek
to establish a normal life.” The
British had renewed their offer in
order to clear up the status of
the refugees who have no official
status at present although they
receive DP assistance.
PALESTINE INDUSTRIAL EX
HIBITION OPENED IN
SOUTH AFRICA
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
(JTA) —The first Palestine indus
trial exhibit to be shown in South
Africa was officially opened here
by C. F. Sturrock, Minister of
Transport. It was arranged by
the South African Board for Inter
trade Relations, which hopes to
stimulate trade between the two
countries through the cooperation
of the Jewish Agency and the lo
cal Zionist Federation.
The bafflement and frustration
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DEAFNESS and HOW to OVERCOME IT. I
| Name ®
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When Bereavement Gomes
To a Jewish Family
BY RABBI DAVID B. ALPERT
(Continued from last week)
My brother was a war veteran, and took pride in
his veteran organization. He always expressed the
wish for a military funeral. How do we arrange that?
The religious service goes on, as usual. A detail
of men in uniform (members of the post to which he
belongs) stand as honor guard during the services.
After the religious services, the commander or chaplain
of the post offers a short prayer. The pall bearers are
members of the post in uniform, and the casket is drap
ed with the American flag. The pall bearers and oth
ers of the military escort keep formation in a slow pace.
The military detail remain at present arms, while the
commander presents the American flag to the family
and the body is lowered. Taps is sounded on the bugle.
The firing squad and the volley are neither desirable
nor necessary.
"It seems cruel to rush the body away. Does our
religion require burial on the very day of death?"
Burial should follow at early convenience. Our re
ligion advises against unreasonable delay in commit
ting the body to the earth. When possible, and where
circumstances permit, burial should be close to the day
of death. No funerals, however, are permitted on the
Sabbath nor on the first day of holidays. The Shulchan
Aruch, our authoritative code, specifically says that it
is valid “to postpone the funeral to pay full honors to
the deceased, to provide the coffin and proper clothes,
to await relatives coming from a distance, or to await
the arrival of the eminent friend who is to conduct the
services. Only those delays are forbidden which would
be insulting to the deceased.” Moreover, the same
code mentions that “he who seems too eager for the
quick burial of a parent may be lacking in respect.”
Our religious faith, in long and wise experiences,
recognizes that the best interests of the bereaved fam
ily are served by prompt burial; that is, usually the day
of death or the day immediately following. For urgent
reason, the funeral may be set ahead another day. The
choice of day and time of the service should be set by
the wishes of the family and the appointments of the
funeral director.
The purpose of the religious regulations is to en
courage burial without undue delay so that the family
can meet the new situation, and begin on the new ar
rangements. Thus, they learn to pay honor to the de
ceased by actively cherishing his memory and example
by turning to the living. Postponing the funeral un
duly is unkind upon the family, and may give chance
to start unhealthy rites that should never be started.
"My father was orthodox; is it necessary that we
have pine box and shrouds? He himself indicated that
he wished to be placed at rest in a business suit and
casket."
The purpose of the ancient religious custom was
to avoid extravagance, luxury, and ostentation. Death
is one form of equality, The tradition became general
that a man was laid to rest in simple clothes, and in a
simple box (made by friends). In those days the
shrouds resembled the flowing gowns which then were
the common mode of daily wear. The use of a pine
box today is regarded by many people as a new kind
of ostentation, using a factory product (not made by
friends) for boastful parade of piety in reverse.
Religious duty requires that we pay our last re
spects to the departed with reverence and feeling and
loving care. Excessive display and cost is never prop
er. Avoid lavish abundance of flowers and theatrical
settings. Conform to prevailing usage and custom, and
standards of good taste. The religious traditions of our
own day generally recognize burial in business clothes
and casket, with few flowers (if any). The talith is
still draped about the shoulders. The funeral prepar
ations (including the making of pine box and shrouds)
are the work of friends today.
"The deceased leaves no sons to say Kaddish for
him. May his daughters say Kaddish? Or shall the
family set aside a trust fund at a Jewish charitable in
stitution for "Kaddish?"
By all means, the daughters may and should say
Kiddish. Certainly they should regularly to services
and stand among the mourners.
The Kaddish is a song of life, spoken by those in
bereavement, in genuine appreciation of life. Those
who realize what life is, and how quickly it goes, are
best able to appreciate the value of life—and to speak
the praise of life in the Kaddish. Thus, the family af
firm and acknowledge the worth of the life they mourn.
In this way, the Kaddish cherishes personal sentiment
and affection. Let the Kaddish remain an office of
personal tenderness and reminder of personal associa
tion. However, if you wish to set aside a gift to char
ity, that may be done. The institution will keep the
charge of saying the Kaddish faithfully each day, and
on. the annual yohrzeit. But it will be done without
the personal feelings of any who knew your late friend
Perhaps nephews would like to say Kaddish for their
uncle; perhaps other friends whom he knew will wish
to indicate their continuing kindly feeling and keep his
name in mind when Kaddish is uttered.
(Continued next week)
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
The advice not to cross a bridge
till yo uget to it is unquestionably
sound. Nevertheless, it is import
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