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What do we get buried with? A Parochet?

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Permitted Uses for A Used, Great Condition Parochet?
In Chicago area, due to demographics, an old synagogue has closed and merged with two others nearby. There is a surplus of Judaica, and holy objects, including a beautiful, large parochet ( in use for over 80 years ). It is being offered for sale. A friend from my boyhood who “grew up”, was married, and celebrated many life cycle events in the synagogue, now has a terminal illness and has asked me to acquire the parochet for him. He has indicated that he would like the parochet to cover his coffin during the funeral service and that it accompany him to the grave site prior to his burial. Please advise.

Thank you.

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