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The Salt Primer-What Is Kosher Salt?

By Obit Obit | January 19, 2021

It has been several decades since I used salt on a daily basis.  Other than knowing that salt makes tequila taste better, I have never given the popular seasoning much thought.  Unfortunately, there was a recent “cooking incident” where I suggested to my wife that we use Epsom salt rather than some sort of gourmet…

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20% of Unexplained Sudden Cardiac Deaths Maybe From Bad Genes

By Mark Sunshine | October 25, 2021

It appears that approximately 20% of unexplained sudden cardiac deaths actually have a straightforward explanation – bad genes.   You can read more about the findings of a University of Maryland Medical School researcher by clicking here and here.   But, how do you find out if you have bad genes before becoming a statistic?   This Topic Is…

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A Simple Primer On Wills And When To Use Them.

By Mark Sunshine | October 22, 2021

Types Of Wills Did you know that there are at least three types of wills?   Most people don’t.   From their names, you might think that the three most common types of wills are all similar; you couldn’t be more wrong.   There is no connection between the three types of wills other than the similarity in…

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The High Cost of Jewish Living Shouldn’t Include Death

By Mark Sunshine | October 8, 2021

I know firsthand how much it costs to be Jewish in South Florida.   I am used to paying more for essentially everything – food, education, and housing.   Why Should Jews Pay More To Die?   We shouldn’t.  It should not cost more to bury a Jew than a Christian or agnostic.     In fact, I think a…

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What Are Death Certificates and Why Do You Need Them?

By Mark Sunshine | October 5, 2021

I know that this isn’t the most fun topic I have ever emailed you about, but it is still important.     Death certificates are some of the least understood legal documents in America.     What is a certified Florida death certificate? Death certificates are official legal documents issued by Florida that certify an individual’s date,…

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It’s True!!! I Know How To Reduce Your 10-Year Risk Of Dying By 50% to 70%

By Mark Sunshine | September 24, 2021

There is a simple formula to reduce your 10-year risk of dying by 50% to 70%.  How To Reduce Your Risk? Just walk a lot.  That’s it. Just walk a lot.    According to a study conducted and supported by a group of premier research institutions In this cohort study of 2110 adults, participants taking at…

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What Makes A Meaningful Yom Kippur?

By Mark Sunshine | September 9, 2021

When you see the naked, to clothe him, And not to ignore your own kin… And you offer your compassion to the hungry And satisfy the famished creature- Then shall your light shine in the darkness,  And your gloom shall be as the noonday. (bold added for emphasis)  Isaiah, Chapter 58:6 – 58:10 So, that’s…

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Buzz Lightyear Helps With Pushy Cemetery Salespeople

By Mark Sunshine | August 20, 2021

As you may know, I am relatively new to the death services industry and not a licensed funeral director.   Unfortunately, sometimes industry veterans think that they can take advantage of me because I am a relative rookie.     This recently happened at a large commercial for-profit cemetery.   The cemetery manager, for whom I was doing…

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New Federal Rules Regarding Patient Access To Medical Records

By Mark Sunshine | August 4, 2021

Learn Your Rights Healthcare providers have a legal obligation to provide access to medical records both while a patient is alive and after death.   Almost every week, I speak to a family whose loved one died, was denied access to medical records, and has no idea why their loved one passed. This is both an ethical wrong and…

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Yes, Jews With Tattoos Can Be Buried In A Jewish Cemetery

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2021

When I was 16 years old, I decided it would be fun to convince my parents that I wanted to get a tattoo. I bought magazines featuring tattoo artists and started cutting out feature articles and leaving them around the house where my mother would notice.  At first, my mother ignored me.  But it was too…

Providing Funeral Services to the Jewish Community of South Florida

Kronish Funeral Services proudly serves the Jewish community of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, including the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm City, Stuart, and the surrounding areas.

Our staff is available 24 x 7 to help you with all your funeral needs.


9070 Kimberly Boulevard, Suite #22
Boca Raton, FL 33434

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