Reading Torah Through Grief

Parashat Bamidar: The Loss of a Generation

The Book of Numbers is a gentle reminder to listen to the elders still among us.

Parashat Behar-Bechukotai: God In Our Grief

Where is God when we are grieving after the bad things happen?

Parashat Emor: Teach Your Children Well

Parashat Emor focuses on the laws of the priesthood, sacred donations to the Temple and the calendar of sacred festivals. ...

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim: Space to Grieve

This week’s Torah reading is a double portion composed of Achrei Mot (“After the Death” ) and Kedoshim (“Holiness”). The ...

Parashat Tazria-Metzora: Healing From the Mysterious and Incomprehensible

The biblical practice of tzaarat offers insights into the grieving process.

Parashat Tzav: The Virtues of Thanksgiving

If you have had a loved one who died while in hospice care, you may have received the same little ...

Parashat Vayikra: Agents of Peace

The priests' ancient role provides insight on how we can navigate grief today.

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei: Easing Grief’s Isolation

Sometimes in the act of giving, you end up receiving even more.

Parashat Tetzaveh: Carrying Our Loved Ones in Our Hearts

The priestly garments provide a guide on how we can remember.

Parashat Mishpatim: Finding the Ecstatic in the Everyday

This Torah portion reminds us to appreciate the mundane moments.