Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.
Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.
Taboo in Jewish tradition, but increasingly popular nonetheless.
A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.
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.
Bad news, unfortunately, travels fast. It can be helpful to know in advance what to do when attending a Jewish funeral.
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.
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.