Seven-day mourning period that begins on the day of burial.
"Meal of condolence;" mourners' first meal upon returning from the ceremony; generally prepared by friends.
"Rend;" The traditional act of tearing a garment as an expression of grief; Many contemporary Jews wear a torn black ribbon during mourning to sympolize the torn garment.
"Garden of Eden;" paradise; the place to which righteous souls return.
Eil maleh rachamim
"God, full of compassion;" memorial prayer.
"Sacred society;" organization whose members are entrusted with the mitzvah of preparing a body for burial.