Jewish Funerals

I understand that in Judaism when a person dies they are buried only a day or to after they died. Why does the Jewish faith require burial so close to the death?

This might help.

Thanks, Kaninchen, for this link, which contains a wealth of information, some of which I was totally unfamiliar with.

Thank you!

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