According to the dictionary, to kiss means to touch or oppress someone or something with a movement of the lips as an expression of love, desire, reverence, or as a greeting. Filematology is the unofficial science that studies kisses and investigates their origins, their meaning, the different types of kisses, the physical and mental reactions it provokes. The theory about the origin of the kiss says that it is a practice typical of humanity and arose as a result of breastfeeding or when babies had to be fed through the mouth.
The Shiva tradition, which takes place the next seven days after the funeral, is a long family gathering where the members spend time sitting in an attitude of contemplation on death, during that time abundant food is served. The family is visited by close friends and relatives who contribute additional dishes. They are served as buffets and eating is a great consolation in mourning, according to Jewish custom.