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First time going to a Jewish funeral

Good morning everyone,

Today will be the first time I’ll be going to a Jewish funeral. I’m not Jewish, hubby is half-Jewish but his family wasn’t/isn’t really active in Judaic rituals, traditions, holidays other than Rosh Hashana and Hannukah (I hope I wrote this right, sorry for any mistakes). My husband’s grandmother passed away this weekend and the funeral is today.

I’ve tried to look online about what to wear, rituals, etc but I’ve noticed that some websites say to dress very conservatively and others to “dress as you please, just look presentable”. I’m also pregnant and I don’t have proper long sleeved black dresses or anything like that. My husband is the same: he has a few nicer items that he can wear today but I wouldn’t consider it “black tie” or anything.

I also don’t know what to expect or am I expected to even say anything at all? My husband said something about ripping a black piece of clothing but he’s not sure if I need to do that as well…?

Long story short: we don’t know anything and we don’t want to be calling his mother all the time to ask questions since she’s busy with her mother’s funeral today. Can we have some pointers?

Thank you in advance!

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