An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.
The Jewish approach to death and mourning reflects a two-part ethic: the equal treatment of rich and poor in death, and the importance of channeling, and then limiting, our mourning.
The questions that a liberal Jew asks when a loved one dies often go beyond the strict requirements of Jewish law.
End of Life
Hasidic lessons on facing end of life.
Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.
A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.
Why we are afraid to think about death--and why we must.
What it means to enter this world in the same way as we leave it.
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.
The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year
Yizkor and Memory, The Purpose of Memory. Jewish Memorial Service. Jewish Holiday Prayers.
What are the Jewish legal issues with organ transplantation?