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Jewish Attitudes Toward Death

A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.

Confronting Death Before Death Confronts Us

Why we are afraid to think about death--and why we must.

Social Action Aspects of Death and Mourning

Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.

Death and Birth

What it means to enter this world in the same way as we leave it.

Misgivings and Misconceptions

Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.

The “Abortion Pill”

What is the Jewish position on RU-486 ?

Traditionalism Confronts Lifecycle Innovation

Traditionalist Jews have many objections to new, or renewed, lifecycle ceremonies.

What Do Lifecycle Celebrations Do?

Jewish lifecycle ceremonies celebrate change, and sanctify the ordinary.

Themes in Jewish Lifecycle Events

Overview of various themes in Jewish lifecycle.

The Fetus in Jewish Law

Does a fetus have the same legal status as a person?

About Jewish Lifecycle

About Jewish Lifecycle. Jewish Ceremonies and Rituals.