describe the Shmira (The watch)
a) “From the time of death, until the time of the funeral, the Shomer (watchman—may be male or female) may remain in the room with the body.
b) Psalms and traditional prayers for the departed are recited by the Shomer in the presence of the deceased.
c) No smoking, eating or unnecessary conversation should be done in the presence of the deceased.
d) If the body is refrigerated, the Shomer should be able to see the door of the unit.