Sephardic Customs During Shiva
A number of Sephardic shiva customs involve individual and communal study.
The Jewish Funeral, or Levaya
A Jewish funeral is held as quickly as possible after death and usually includes readings, a eulogy, and a special memorial prayer.
Questions and Answers About Jewish Funerals
Common questions about Jewish death and burial customs.
The Casket, or Aron
The rabbis mandated a simple wooden coffin to equalize people in death and to enable the return to dust.
How to Make a Shiva Call
Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.
Jewish Funerals: What to Expect When You Go
Bad news, unfortunately, travels fast. It can be helpful to know in advance what to do when attending a Jewish funeral.
How to Mourn Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
New Jewish guidelines for coping with the loss of a child.
Death and Special Issues of the Body
An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.