According to Jewish faith, YOU are really your neshama (soul) housed temporarily within your body.
Death is the transition of you leaving the body you have dwelled in during your lifetime.
After death, although you are no longer inside your body, you hover near it. You are able to see, think, feel and experience emotion.
You are on your way to the Next World, but can’t depart until your body is buried.
Halacha (Jewish Law) dictates that we protect your feelings and dignity by properly preparing and burying your body according to Jewish customs.