Shiva usually means an entire week off work.
A three-part argument against an increasing trend, even among Jews, towards cremation instead of burial.
Can women say the Mourner's Kaddish?
It may feel like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
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A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.
A number of Sephardic shiva customs involve individual and communal study.
The earliest phase of mourning, aninut, which occurs between death and burial, applies to immediate family members.
The Kaddish originated as an expression of praise to God following a learned discourse.
The Jewish tradition explains how converts are to mourn, whether a wedding should be postponed and the kohen's delimited relationship to the dead.