The ritual of shiva is well known. Why do we mark 30 days of mourning, too?
The prayer does not praise (or even name) God. Here’s why.
At shiva, the mourner gets to decide whether or not to initiate conversation.
A checklist and advice for preparing a Jewish house of mourning.
Frequently asked questions about Jewish traditions related to death and mourning.
What Jewish mourners can expect at each stage of the bereavement process.
Our favorite Jewish poems, quotes and other texts for times of loss.
Whether you've lost a loved one or are simply paying a shiva visit, these words and phrases are helpful to know.
Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.
Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.
A Jewish funeral is held as quickly as possible after death and usually includes readings, a eulogy, and a special memorial prayer.
The ancient practice of tearing clothes is a tangible expression of grief and anger in the face of death.
This speech honoring the deceased is an important ancient Jewish custom.
What you need to know about this Jewish prayer recited in memory of the dead.
What you need to know about Judaism's death, mourning and burial practices