What to look forward to in synagogue on Shavuot.
Much of Jewish ritual is built around collective memory. Yizkor is different.
The mass exodus before the memorial service reflects a common attitude regarding death, part advice and part superstition.
Prayers for Mourners
Two moving renditions of Yizkor to recite in addition to, or in place of the traditional Yizkor prayer.
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 ritual meal after a Jewish funeral.
Preparatory customs and practices associated with the day preceding the Day of Atonement.
Lighting candles and saying Kaddish each year in memory of a loved one.
The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year