Jewish funerals are religious in nature and adhere to a myriad of rituals and traditions based on the Jewish holy book, the Torah. There are four branches of Judaism known as Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and Reconstructionist.
Just as there are different religious practices between the communities and practices of the faith, so too do funeral traditions differ between them. Judaism, in essence, teaches believers to embrace life while accepting death is coming. However, there is no specific afterlife taught about in the belief system and although it is believed the soul is immortal, there is belief in a world to come where the dead will be resurrected rather than find a place in heaven or hell. It is believed that leading a good life helps the soul after death.