Rights & Customs

Jewish Belief That the Spirit Lingers for Three Days

Jewish Belief That the Spirit Lingers for Three Days

There is some conflicting belief about the Jewish soul, or spirit, lingering for three days after death. While some believe it is three to ...

Lakota Burial Ceremony Beliefs

Lakota Burial Ceremony Beliefs

The Lakota Indian tribe finds its roots in the northern part of the United States, particularly North Dakota and South Dakota. Sometimes ...

Funeral Etiquette for Wearing a Military Uniform

Funeral Etiquette for Wearing a Military Uniform

Military funerals follow very specific protocols, including those regarding the wearing of the uniform. When attending a civilian service, ...

Chinese Grieving Etiquette

Chinese Grieving Etiquette

Although similar in some ways to the grieving etiquette practiced in the West, Chinese grieving etiquette also reflects cultural beliefs ...

Buddhism Funeral Traditions for Ashes

Buddhism Funeral Traditions for Ashes

Although many do, not all Buddhist funerals follow the example of Buddha, who according to religious texts, died, was cremated and had his ...

Why Don't Amish Dolls Have Faces?

Why Don't Amish Dolls Have Faces?

If you have ever seen an Amish doll, you may have noticed its curious lack of a face. Although sources differ on the exact origin of this ...

What Are Morals, Values & Beliefs?

What Are Morals, Values & Beliefs?

Morals, values and beliefs can have a profound effect on the decisions people make on a daily basis. Though it’s clear that all ...

What Is the Positive Impact of Television?

What Is the Positive Impact of Television?

Americans spend more than 33 hours a week watching television and streaming video over the Internet, according to research from Nielsen. ...

Funeral Etiquette: Who Needs to Be Paid?

Funeral Etiquette: Who Needs to Be Paid?

You already know you'll pay the funeral home and cemetery for a coffin, a burial plot, and preparing the body. Some additional payments are ...

Etiquette for Being a Godparent

Etiquette for Being a Godparent

The role of godparent began in the early days of the Christian church, when believers faced persecution and violence for membership. New ...

Why Do Jews Put Rocks on Headstones?

Why Do Jews Put Rocks on Headstones?

There are many bereavement customs in the Jewish faith, and the practice of these customs varies among the different denominations of ...

Do Women Still Wear Veils to Funerals?

Do Women Still Wear Veils to Funerals?

You may be familiar with the sight of a woman wearing a dark, lacy veil as a sign of mourning, such as the one actress Shauna Rappold ...

Christian Ice Breaker Games for Adults

Christian Ice Breaker Games for Adults

Whether it’s a weekend retreat, weekly Bible group meeting, or new-faith membership class, it is essential for the group to break the ...

Does the Presbyterian Church Celebrate Lent?

Does the Presbyterian Church Celebrate Lent?

The season of Lent is an important one for many Protestant denominations, including Presbyterians. It is a solemn period in the liturgical ...