Originally Posted by MBAustin
Very sorry for your loss.
I did not realize that tossing dirt into the grave was a Jewish custom. The first time I saw this was at a Protestant funeral in Germany. I found it very moving and suggested to my family that we do the same at my father's burial. Everyone appreciated this opportunity for a final "good bye" to his physical remains.
I did this at my Dad's (Catholic) burial, because it just felt like the right thing to do.