Welcome to Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home

We believe a funeral service represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one – the memories, the values and the accomplishments. It is also an important part of the grieving process. That is why our caring and supportive staff is trained to provide the very best in personal service and attention to help you through this difficult time.

Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. funeral home is locally owned and operated by the Meyer family. Our roots and family are here in Louisville that is why we take pride in the community. Our entire staff is involved in numerous local charities, service clubs, synagogues and other organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Louisville.

Genuine care and concern of our families is our highest mission. The Meyer family is here to serve your family. L’Dor V’Dor

Why does the Rabbi periodically stop on the way to the grave?

These symbolic stops are an expression of our unwillingness to leave the deceased. Some Rabbis will stop 3 times and others will stop 7 times. During the ninth-century, the procession stopped seven times to shake off evil spirits clinging to those leaving a funeral. With each stop, a spirit was shed.

Other scholars believe the custom of halting seven times stems from the seven references to the vanity of life mentioned in the Book of Ecclesiastes.

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