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Compare the Jewish laws and traditions surrounding death and mourning to those of another religious tradition Death and Mourning are very difficult and personal times they are times that require strength and courage These times are faced in many different ways depending on personal beliefs tradition and religious customs While Jews generally follow Jewish law others such as Hindus follow their own beliefs and rituals which are significantly different to those of Judaisms There are many stages to a death the amount and length vary between religions In Judaism after the death occurs theres the funeral the burial and the mourning period and depending on personal belief the afterlife or reincarnation In Hinduism after death the person is usually cremated and then the funeral takes place Hindus believe in reincarnation and Karmas influence over the afterlife The Hindu mourning period is considerably different to that of Judaisms it is not seen as obligatory to mourn but rather to celebrate the life Through analyzing the customs and practices of both Hindu and Jewish concepts of death and mourning it is found that their fundamental beliefs are quite similar however their practices differ in many ways Judaism witnesses death as a fact of life everyone will eventually experience it it is a summing up of all lifes experiences and should be treated as a meaningful conclusion The funeral of the deceased is short and simple it enable friends and relatives to participate in the situation of remembrance The eulogy is primarily to praise the deceased for his worthy qualities and to show signs of grief from the community Judaism requires that the eulogy does not exaggerate qualities as this is seen as mockery to the individual Burial of the body is a simple task Jewish law states that the body must be whole and buried in the earth and for this reason they forbid cremation For dust thou are and unto dust shalt thou
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