Jewish resources to help you through the final days and hours.
End of Life
General and Jewish terms you'll want to know at this critical time.
What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care.
Our favorite Jewish poems, quotes and other texts for times of loss.
What to do if you or a loved one wants a final resting place in an Israeli cemetery.
A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.
Beliefs & Practices
Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on these life-saving procedures.
What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.
When someone can be officially determined dead depends on one's interpretation of a key passage in the Talmud.
Ethical wills and more resources for the final days and hours.
What we can learn from Jacob, Sarah and Moses’ final moments.
Translated by Rabbi Amy Eilberg
All denominations of Judaism prohibit assisted suicide and euthanasia, but there is some room for nuance.
Traditional and liberal possibilities for this little-known practice