There is deep wisdom in the way the biblical figure Aaron mourns the loss of his sons.
At shiva, the mourner gets to decide whether or not to initiate conversation.
These are among Judaism’s most comforting words.
The ritual of shiva is well known. Why do we mark 30 days of mourning, too?
The prayer does not praise (or even name) God. Here’s why.
Judaism bestows a special status on a person whose grief is so fresh it’s all consuming.
Prayers for Mourners
Two moving renditions of Yizkor to recite in addition to, or in place of the traditional Yizkor prayer.