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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.
A shiva call gives you an opportunity to express your sorrow to your close friend or loved one who has passed. Depending on what time of day you visit, you may attend the reciting of psalms. Have you considered the reasoning behind this Jewish funeral tradition? Psalms, in general, are sacred songs or hymns that […]Continue Reading
When you think of funerals, many people automatically think of flowers. However, this imagery does not really apply to a traditional Jewish funeral. So what should you bring to a Jewish family instead of funeral flowers? A Home-Cooked Meal In Judaism, the 7 days after burial is known as “shiva.” During shiva, the family of […]Continue Reading
‘After the death of Avraham, G-d blessed his son Yitzhak.’ (Gen. 25:11) After Avraham passes away, G-d models for us the mitzvah of nihum avelim, comforting the mourner. The Talmud states that consoling mourners is one way for humans to fulfill the principle of “walking in G-d’s ways,” (BT Sotah 14a) While we can easily […]Continue Reading