לנצח, ומחה ה'
This page describes the service at a mitsva, a funeral, at the cemetery at Ouderkek aan de Amstel. This is based upon the description made by L. Alvares Vega ז"ל (LAV), the guardian of the cemetery in the years 1937-1986.
Mind that is some cases a title is granted to a deceased man. This must be prepared before the mistva, so it can be used during the Hascavot, see more elsewhere on this site
(*) No techinot, so no hesped and no hakafot: on Friday afternoon, incoming Rosh Hodesh, Rosh Hodesh, the entire month of Nissan, Yom Ha'atsmaut, Pescah Shenie, Lag Langomer, Yom Jerushalaim, 1 to 12 Siwan, incoming 9 Ab, 9 and 15 Ab, incoming Rosh Hashana, 9 -30 Tishrie, incoming and every day Chamuka, 15 Shebat, 14 and 15 Adar I, incoming Purim, Purim and Purim Shushan.
The texts of hakafot and haschava are printed on two sides of wooden signs, available at the Beth Haim. The first two pictures show the signs, the last the short
Below: the Metaheer house - Casa dos Rodeamentos (1705), the house of circuits named for the 7 circlings (הקפות) made around the casket of a man as it lies in the building before being carried to its burial spot in the grounds, as etched by Picart in the beginning of the 18th century, and how it looks after the renovation of 1966. Note the remarkable sculpture between the windows, in the picture shown on the right side.
Havra'ah: It is the custom to give the first meal (סעודת
הבראה) on the cemetery. See instruction for the caretaker
of Beth Haim from approximately 1855
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