Shiva usually means an entire week off work.
A three-part argument against an increasing trend, even among Jews, towards cremation instead of burial.
Can women say the Mourner's Kaddish?
It may feel like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
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Though the Torah prescribed capital punishment for certain crimes, the rabbis moderated its use.
The Jewish case for capital punishment.
The Jewish case against capital punishment.
A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.
A number of Sephardic shiva customs involve individual and communal study.