End of Life
Traditional and liberal possibilities for this little-known practice
The Jewish tradition of being at the bedside of the dying is of immense value, not only for the dying person but also for those about to be bereaved--and for all of us, who must learn to face death.
On the Jewish custom of leaving a written spiritual legacy for one's children.
Health & Wellness
The Conservative movement validates two opinions on ceasing medical treatment for terminally ill patients.
An introduction to Jewish attitudes toward life support, ceasing medical care, living wills, and caring for patients in their final days
Death is not a counterpoint or contradiction to life, but a profound teacher about the meaning of human existence.
When death comes, be prepared. Now's the time to decide on everything from end-of-life care to unloading your possessions.
Exercises and tips for creating this document to share with your loved ones.
A rich tradition, these free-form documents can provide comfort to the dying and their loved ones.
Do’s and don’t's for broaching the most difficult of topics.
Conversations about end-of-life wishes are easy to procrastinate. But you shouldn’t.
Jewish approaches to medical decision-making for the terminally ill.