An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.
A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.
Why we are afraid to think about death--and why we must.
What it means to enter this world in the same way as we leave it.
The Jewish approach to death and mourning reflects a two-part ethic: the equal treatment of rich and poor in death, and the importance of channeling, and then limiting, our mourning.
The questions that a liberal Jew asks when a loved one dies often go beyond the strict requirements of Jewish law.
Some Hasidic rebbes taught their disciples not only how to live, but also how to die.
Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.
The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year
Yizkor and Memory, The Purpose of Memory. Jewish Memorial Service. Jewish Holiday Prayers.
What are the Jewish legal issues with organ transplantation?