Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Kaddish Initiates Aveilut

After burial Jewish law requires the mourner to turn from despair in the face of death to the affirmation of life.

Soloveitchik on Aninut

During aninut, the phase between death and burial, the despairing mourner is freed of ritual obligations.

The Akedah and Self-Sacrifice

God wants us to give of ourselves.