Getting up and walking around the block marks the end of a week of mourning.
Role of the Shiva Minyan
The daily prayer services in the mourner's home offer community and connection to those facing devastating loss.
Shiva, the First Seven Days of Mourning
Shiva is observed in the home as an intensive mourning period for close relatives.
A Psychological Interpretation of the Laws of Mourning
The actions required of mourners following the death of close relatives help them to confront the reality of the death, to work through feelings of ambivalence, and to express grief and anger.
Jewish sages decided that intense mourning time should be seven days only.
When A Friend Dies
On extending Jewish mourning rituals to non-traditional mourners.
I’m Too Broken to Write This Blog
Rarely have I been so deeply affected, so deeply wounded inside, so utterly shattered.
A Tale of Two Tragedies
Israel is the most uplifting place in the world, and on my trip there last week I felt the usual ...