Test your knowledge of Jewish mourning and bereavement practices.
Getting up and walking around the block marks the end of a week of mourning.
Your father is dead and my pot roast is ruined.
Sometimes the chaplain is the only one who can mourn.
Can I shave my bikini line?
Beliefs & Practices
What should be done with old Torah scrolls and sacred texts?
Yizkor is part of an ongoing conversation with the dead, but what we don't realize is that we constantly converse with the dead in daily life.
The prayer traditionally recited for the dead, in Aramaic, transliteration and English translation.
The essence of Kaddish may be less in the meaning of the words than in the experience of reciting it with other Jews.
After burial Jewish law requires the mourner to turn from despair in the face of death to the affirmation of life.