THE IMPORTANCE OF A FUNERAL
INFORMATION FOR MOURNERS
HOW TO CONSOLE

The Unveiling Ceremony

The unveiling is the formal dedication of the headstone. It is customary for the unveiling to take place 12 months after the funeral as a way to mark the end of the formal mourning period. However, the unveiling may take place any time after sh'loshim, 30 days.

Jewish law requires that a grave be marked, but the type of marking and the headstone are not specified.

Traditionally, the ceremony includes the recitation of a few psalms and selected verses, followed by unveiling prayer. Chanting of the El Maleh Rachamin Memorial Prayer is then followed by The Mourner's Kaddish, which concludes the service.

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