There has been a lot of concern concerning what happens (heaven forbid) should someone pass away.
- If someone passes away due to Coronavirus, the hospital will deal with everything apart from the actual funeral.
- If someone passes away from normal causes within reasons, normal things will apply accept that the ruling for the funeral and shiva will still apply .
- Funerals can be attended only by the immediate family – NO ONE ELSE.
- No one should visit a shiva house and only family should say prayers in the shiva house. No one should go to a shiva house to join in prayers.
- Kaddish: Chabad have said they will try and provide a service so Kaddish can be said.
- All unveilings are cancelled for the foreseeable future.
- The cemeteries will remain open so people can visit graves providing they observe social distancing.
Board of Deputies Advice
|Pesah food guidelines for the UK Jewish community, |
In the current unprecedented circumstances, many members of the Jewish community are either in self-isolation or are not in a position to be able to visit a Kosher supermarket to do their Pesach shopping. With this in mind, a number of the UK’s main Kashrut authorities have issued special guidelines for Passover this year, providing information on a significant number of products which are more widely available. You can see our round-up of advice here. https://www.bod.org.uk/passover-food-guidelines-for-the-uk-jewish-community-pesach-2020/
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