Mourn

The Basics of Kriah, or Tearing a Piece of Clothing

The ancient practice of tearing clothes is a tangible expression of grief and anger in the face of death.

How to Give a Jewish Eulogy (Hesped)

This speech honoring the deceased is an important ancient Jewish custom.

The Mourner’s Kaddish, a Memorial Prayer in Praise of God

What you need to know about this Jewish prayer recited in memory of the dead.

Jewish Funerals: What to Expect When You Go

Bad news, unfortunately, travels fast. It can be helpful to know in advance what to do when attending a Jewish funeral.

Judaism and Suicide

Taking one's life is officially a violation of Jewish law, but many contemporary rabbis recognize that most suicides result from struggles with mental illness.

Yizkor, the Jewish Memorial Service

Yizkor is the memorial service recited four times a year by the congregation during Jewish holiday services.

Comforting Jewish Mourners: Nihum Avelim

Respect for the deceased, kindness and concern for those who mourn.

Jewish Funeral Planning Checklist

A breakdown of the key tasks in arranging a Jewish funeral.

What to Do When A Loved One is Dying

Jewish resources to help you through the final days and hours.

Does Judaism Allow Organ Donations?

Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on these life-saving procedures.

Death and Mourning Quiz

What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

How to Plan a Jewish Funeral

A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.