Who Mourns for Whom?
Jewish law details which family relationships require traditional mourning practices.
A Yizkor prayer for stillborn and infant deaths
A contemporary rabbi offers a prayer to be recited throughout the year by parents who have suffered neonatal loss.
How to Mourn Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
New Jewish guidelines for coping with the loss of a child.
Autopsies and Jewish Law: An Orthodox Perspective
Contrary to popular belief, Jewish law does not have an absolute prohibition on this post-death procedure.
Judaism and Suicide
Taking one's life is officially a violation of Jewish law, but many contemporary rabbis recognize that most suicides result from struggles with mental illness.
Death and Special Issues of the Body
An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.
Writing and Reading Ethical Wills
On the Jewish custom of leaving a written spiritual legacy for one's children.
Social Action Aspects of Death and Mourning
Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.