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Jewish Death and Mourning 101

What you need to know about Judaism's death, mourning and burial practices

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Timeline of Jewish Mourning

Key Jewish milestones after the loss of a loved one

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Jewish Mourning FAQ

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

Sheloshim: The Bridge to a New Normal

The ritual of shiva is well known. Why do we mark 30 days of mourning, too?

The Mourner’s Kaddish Is Misunderstood

The prayer does not praise (or even name) God. Here’s why.

When It’s OK To Say Nothing

At shiva, the mourner gets to decide whether or not to initiate conversation.

Readings Every Jewish Mourner Should Know

These are among Judaism’s most comforting words.

How to Organize a Shiva

A checklist and advice for preparing a Jewish house of mourning.

Finding Support at Each Stage of Grief

What Jewish mourners can expect at each stage of the bereavement process.

Words of Comfort for Mourners

Our favorite Jewish poems, quotes and other texts for times of loss.

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.

How to Have Someone Buried in Israel

What to do if you or a loved one wants a final resting place in an Israeli cemetery.

Shiva: What You Need to Know

Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.

Why Do Jews Put Stones on Graves?

Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.

Jewish Views on Cremation

Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.