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Why Do Jews Put Stones On Graves?

By Mark Sunshine | July 13, 2020

Walking through a traditional Jewish cemetery reveals scores of stones that have been placed upon the headstones and graves of the deceased. But why are these stones on Jewish graves and who put them there? The stones found on Jewish grave markers signify that someone came to visit the grave and is intended as a…

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Post-Mortem DNA Testing – The Gift That Saves Lives

By Mark Sunshine | July 13, 2020

A simple mouth swab and collection of a few hair follicles after you have died can save generations of your descendants from early death.  The miracle of modern medicine makes this possible.  It is called post-mortem DNA testing and Kronish Funeral Services is now arranging this life-saving service for its customers.  Even after death, Kronish…

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Religious Myths Busted – The Jewish View Of Organ Donation

By Mark Sunshine | May 29, 2020

I can’t tell you how many times observant Jews have told me that it is a violation of Jewish law to donate organs.  But, as it turns out, this “prohibition” on Jewish organ donation is false and should be ignored.  Jewish law and tradition state that life is precious, all Jews have a responsibility to…

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Read The Fine Print Before Purchasing Medical Travel Insurance

By Mark Sunshine | May 22, 2020

It May Not Cover Pandemics Talk about fine print surprising and hurting consumers…if you read the fine print on most medical travel insurance policies you will discover that they exclude coverage for pandemics, including COVID-19.   This means, even if you purchase medical travel insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses while traveling, you aren’t…

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A Simple Guide To The Timeline of Jewish Mourning

By Mark Sunshine | May 8, 2020

Judaism provides a very defined and easy to understand the timeline for mourning the loss of a loved one. However, many Jews, even those who are observant, do not know the timeline and are often confused by the ritual.   This article is intended to provide a simple guide for families of every denomination to know…

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The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life

By Mark Sunshine | May 1, 2020

The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life During the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are having a hard time planning for their funeral.  The topic of death is something we are all dealing with on a day to day basis and in many ways, the issue raises raw emotions among…

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7 Tips To Help Prevent Deadly Drug Interactions

By Mark Sunshine | April 20, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we shop, and that includes how prescription drugs are purchased.  Many of us are purchasing drugs through the internet and having them delivered to our homes. While convenient, online pharmacies present new risks.  The problem created by online pharmacies is the loss of the last line of protection – the…

Grief Counseling and the Enduring Burden of Loss

By Mark Sunshine | November 4, 2019

I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew and close friends were just yesterday, and I am overwhelmed with…

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My Experience As A Jewish Hunter

By Mark Sunshine | June 18, 2019

This article was originally published in the Florida Jewish Journal, May 20th, 2019. Last week I bought an arsenal of guns, and I am now a hunter. I have three long barrel single action pump stock weapons and in just one week I have six confirmed kills and love the hunt. My weapons are salt…

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Why Does a Synagogue President Become the Easter Bunny?

By Mark Sunshine | April 19, 2019

This article was originally published in the Florida Jewish Journal, April 2019. You can read the full article here. I am Jewish and the president of Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, and for the last few years I have celebrated Easter. That’s right, I go to an Easter dinner with hundreds of families and…

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.


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Boca Raton, FL 33434

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