Jewish Bereavement

Shiva and Work

Shiva usually means an entire week off work.

Why Bury?

A three-part argument against an increasing trend, even among Jews, towards cremation instead of burial.

Women and Kaddish

Can women say the Mourner's Kaddish?

When a Jewish Child Dies

It may feel like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.

The Death Penalty in Jewish Tradition

Though the Torah prescribed capital punishment for certain crimes, the rabbis moderated its use.

Supporting the Death Penalty in America

The Jewish case for capital punishment.

Abolishing the Death Penalty

The Jewish case against capital punishment.

How to Plan a Jewish Funeral

A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.

Sephardic Customs During Shiva

A number of Sephardic shiva customs involve individual and communal study.