. When my grandfather died we went to a Jewish Funeral home, which name I shall omit for this segment, thou anyone who has the unfortunate task of burying a loved one will know what I write is the truth so help me G-D
My parents wanted an open casket ,the funeral directer , was preaching and lecturing to them quoting Jewish law saying its forbidden, my father insisted and eventually got his way , when it came to sign the contract ,my Mother noticed that the funeral directors name was Nunzio. My mother gave it to him , how dare you lecture Jewish law to me and that’s the gist of it today all the parlors are owned by private non Jewish concerns ,maybe keeping original family around as a greeter , Ala Mickey mantle and Willy Mays was at Atlantic City perhaps they own 1/1 0th of the business today , who’s to say for sure, this is also the way it is in non Jewish parlors such as Catholic Protestant etc. original family no longer owns the funeral homes as in the past.
How did the Board of Rabbis, let this happen? where was the Board of Rabbis as these concerns were buying out each and every Jewish funeral parlor and cemetery.I say that a Jewish funeral director should be a Jewish Functionary plain and simple many Rabbis have a connection of sorts with these parlors and receive work from them such as performing a funeral services , so there’s no outcry from the Jewish Clergy . and that’s the way it is folks.