The reason for the east facing position is offered by Tom Kunesh: Note that in Christianity, the star that led the wise men to Jesus comes from the east. Then there is Matthew 24:27 (NKJ): “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be ...” thus for the Christian believer in the resurrection of the dead, placing the body facing east will allow the dead to see the Second Coming of Jesus.
One of the most common Jewish cemetery customs is to leave a small stone at the grave of a loved one after saying Kaddish or visiting. Its origins are rooted in ancient times and throughout the centuries the tradition of leaving a visitation stone has become part of the act of remembrance. The origin of this custom began long ago, when the deceased was not placed in a casket, but rather the body was prepared, washed, and wrapped in a burial shroud, or for a male, in his talli
1. Granite is a natural source of radiation, containing 10-20 uranium parts per million. 2. The first commercial railroad in the U.S. was the “Granite Railway” of Quincy, Massachusetts. It was built to haul granite. 3. The Statue of Liberty stands on a pedestal made of granite. 4. New Hampshire is known as the Granite State. 5. The stones used in the sport of curling are made of granite. 6. Parts of the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge in England, the Easter Island Moai head sta