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Visiting the Jewish Cemetery
Visiting the grave of a loved one opens us up and makes us realize that we need help in many aspects of life. We pray to God at these times and ask our loved one to be an advocate on our behalf.
• On the seventh day, after ending the restrictions of shiva
(please note that Jewish cemeteries are usually closed on the Sabbath and holidays)
You may wnat to recite a meaningful psalm or poem during a visit to the gravesite. Traditional Jews may study a short passage from the Mishnah [an early rabbinic legal code] or recite "El Malei Rahamim."