How Jews Mourn

People grieve in different ways. While Judaism may have set rules and regulations on death and mourning, the ways people react to the death of a loved one are unique to each individual.

In the past, we have explored how Jews look, eat, and pray. What we learned is that there is no right answer to these questions. And that’s what we were looking for. So in this fourth installment of our “How Jews Live” series, we ask another very open-ended question:

How do Jews mourn?

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Jewish Mourning FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Jewish traditions related to death and mourning,

Finding Balance Between Mourning and Living

There is deep wisdom in the way the biblical figure Aaron mourns the loss of his sons.

Must-Know Jewish Death and Mourning Terms

Whether you've lost a loved one or are simply paying a shiva visit, these words and phrases are helpful to know.