Friday, May 06, 2005 I was asked the following question:
Does a Rabbi have to be present at the unveiling of a memorial stone, or can
a family member say the appropriate prayers?
was my response:
It is not necessary to have a rabbi at an unveiling. However,
the prayers that are to be recited at an unveiling as well as the brief sermon
or D'var Torah should be conducted by someone other than the mourners
and, of course, by someone who is knowledgeable in both prayer and procedure.
you have questions about a personal matter, or jewish practices
and customs, you can submit them to me by e-mail.
I answer all queries directly, or through this column, when the
question is informative to our community.
you for your kind attention and this opportunity to share with you,
Rabbi Dan S. Wiko
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