There is deep wisdom in the way the biblical figure Aaron mourns the loss of his sons.
Yizkor is recited four times a year during holiday synagogue services.
Every Tuesday for a year, we came together — for a memorial service, yes, but also to experience Jewish community in a new way.
A breakdown of the key tasks in arranging a Jewish funeral.
What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.
The chevra kadisha is a group of committed Jews who prepare the body for burial.
Lighting candles and saying Kaddish each year in memory of a loved one.
Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.
End of Life
When someone can be officially determined dead depends on one's interpretation of a key passage in the Talmud.
This prayer praises God's greatness and God's ability to bring peace to the world.
Mourners, friends, and relatives accompany the deceased to the grave and help with the burial.