Out of the many important events in your life, there is one that you will never attend: your funeral. Like weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, baptisms, and other ceremonial occasions, funerals introduce questions about — and conflicts over— religious customs, familial preferences, matters of politeness and impoliteness. Is it antiquated to wear all black to a funeral? Is it appropriate to ask your guests to view an open casket? Should you attend the funeral of someone you barely know? Julie discusses all these questions and more.
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