Every Jew is called to comfort those who have lost a loved one. Accompanying and bringing comfort to the afflicted, we imitate God Himself, of whom the Torah says He comforted Isaac when he lost his father: “And it happened that after Abraham’s death, God blessed Isaac, his son” (Genesis 25:11). The sages interpret this verse as God himself assisting Isaac in order to ease his pain.
The funeral must be organized with the utmost delicacy in order to pay tribute to the deceased, and to accompany the family in this painful farewell. The rabbi’s role is to facilitate a dignified ceremony, which, with deep spirituality, celebrate the memory of the loved one who has just left us. Equally important is the rabbi’s mission in accompanying the family and bringing them comfort.
Contact us if you need rabbinical assistance or information when saying goodbye or paying tribute to a loved one..