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Timeline of Jewish Mourning

Key Jewish milestones after the loss of a loved one

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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.

How to Organize a Shiva

A checklist and advice for preparing a Jewish house of mourning.

Jewish Mourning FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Jewish traditions related to death and mourning,

A Guide for Jewish Mourners

What to expect and how to find support at each stage of the bereavement process.

Words of Comfort for Mourners

Our favorite Jewish poems, quotes and other texts for times of loss.

Must-Know Jewish Death and Mourning Terms

Whether you've lost a loved one or are simply paying a shiva visit, these words and phrases are helpful to know.

Jewish Death and Mourning 101

What you need to know about Judaism's death, mourning and burial practices

Comforting Jewish Mourners: Nihum Avelim

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

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.

How to Make a Shiva Call

Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.

Mourning a Non-Relative

How should one cope with the death of a friend, or the death of an ex-spouse?

How Not to Comfort Mourners

The worst things to say to someone who is grieving.