Key Jewish milestones after the loss of a loved one
The Kaddish is recited in a prayer service, on a daily or weekly basis, after the death of a close relative.
What you need to know about Judaism's death, mourning and burial practices
Respect for the deceased, kindness and concern for those who mourn.
What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.
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.
Getting up and walking around the block marks the end of a week of mourning.
The ritual meal after a Jewish funeral.
The daily prayer services in the mourner's home offer community and connection to those facing devastating loss.
Shiva is observed in the home as an intensive mourning period for close relatives.
Jewish sages decided that intense mourning time should be seven days only.
Rabbis Without Borders
On extending Jewish mourning rituals to non-traditional mourners.