Jewish resources to help you through the final days and hours.
A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.
Beliefs & Practices
Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on this life-saving procedure.
What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Ethical wills and more resources for the final days and hours.
Translated by Rabbi Amy Eilberg
When it's acceptable to use a "living will" to end treatment of terminally ill patients
An Orthodox understanding of Jewish law work to balance preserving life and alleviating suffering.
Traditional and liberal possibilities for this little-known practice
The Jewish tradition of being at the bedside of the dying is of immense value, not only for the dying person but also for those about to be bereaved--and for all of us, who must learn to face death.
On the Jewish custom of leaving a written spiritual legacy for one's children.
The Conservative movement validates two opinions on ceasing medical treatment for terminally ill patients.
End of Life
An introduction to Jewish attitudes toward life support, ceasing medical care, living wills, and caring for patients in their final days
During aninut, the phase between death and burial, the despairing mourner is freed of ritual obligations.
Mourning customs reflect the depersonalization and distance from God experienced by the mourner who has just confronted the death of a close relative.