Can women say the Mourner's Kaddish?
It may feel like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
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A number of Sephardic shiva customs involve individual and communal study.
The earliest phase of mourning, aninut, which occurs between death and burial, applies to immediate family members.
The Kaddish originated as an expression of praise to God following a learned discourse.
The Jewish tradition explains how converts are to mourn, whether a wedding should be postponed, and the kohen's delimited relationship to the dead.
The daily prayer services in the mourner's home offer community and connection to those facing devastating loss.
During this Jewish mourning custom, the entire physical environment of the mourner is transformed to acknowledge the immediacy of death.
Although the custom of placing them on a grave probably draws upon pagan customs, the stones also symbolize the permanence of memory.