Who knew that it was illegal to serve food at a funeral home in Jersey? I just learned this today as there’s a move to lift the ban that may come up in the legislature during the next session. The ban goes back decades and was essentially put in place based on an emotional reaction to having food served in the same location as human remains. Of course this is completely illogical. After all, many if not most funeral homes in NJ have living space occupied by the funeral director and their family. I’m assuming they have a kitchen right? And what about people dying in hospitals? They they still have cafeterias and let you bring food when you visit your sick friends. The funeral industry is big business already taking in close to $21 billion every year. The key locally though is that these are primarily small businesses serving local communities. Should the services they provide be up to the funeral director and the family?