What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.
A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.
The chevra kadisha is a group of committed Jews who prepare the body for burial.
Lighting candles and saying Kaddish each year in memory of a loved one.
Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.
Jewish law details which family relationships require traditional mourning practices.
Death and burial issues for interfaith families
How should one cope with the death of a friend, or the death of an ex-spouse?
The worst things to say to someone who is grieving.
Mourners, friends, and relatives accompany the deceased to the grave and help with the burial.
The rabbis mandated a simple wooden coffin to equalize people in death and to enable the return to dust.