What you need to know about Judaism's death, mourning and burial practices
Key Jewish milestones after the loss of a loved one
Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.
Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.
Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.
The ancient practice of tearing clothes is a tangible expression of grief and anger in the face of death.
The Kaddish is recited in a prayer service, on a daily or weekly basis, after the death of a close relative.
Bad news, unfortunately, travels fast. It can be helpful to know in advance what to do when attending a Jewish funeral.
Taking one's life is officially a violation of Jewish law, but many contemporary rabbis recognize that most suicides result from struggles with mental illness.
Yizkor is the memorial service recited four times a year by the congregation during Jewish holiday services.
Respect for the deceased, kindness and concern for those who mourn.
Jewish resources to help you through the final days and hours.
Beliefs & Practices
Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on these life-saving procedures.
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What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?