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WHEN A MEMBER OF THE JEWISH FAITH IS BURIED, A MEMBER OF THEIR
FAMILY MUST SHOVEL THE FIRST SHOVEL OF DIRT ONTO THE CASKET.
IF THEY ARE MARRIED IT MUST BE THE SPOUSE. IF THEY ARE NOT MARRIED
IT MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BROOKLYN

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
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