Jewish mourning customs reflect the natural course of grief and recovery following the death of a loved one.
A number of Sephardic shiva customs involve individual and communal study.
Yizkor is the memorial service recited four times a year by the congregation during Jewish holiday services.
A Jewish funeral is held as quickly as possible after death and usually includes readings, a eulogy, and a special memorial prayer.
Common questions about Jewish death and burial customs.
The rabbis mandated a simple wooden coffin to equalize people in death and to enable the return to dust.
Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.
Bad news, unfortunately, travels fast. It can be helpful to know in advance what to do when attending a Jewish funeral.
Some ideas addressing the spiritual needs of parents who suffer neonatal loss.
An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.