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What the Living Can Do for the Departed
Discover how we can assist, bring comfort, and form a living legacy for those we hold dear that passed on.
A lesson from our matriarch Sarah
Mr. Yaakov Schiffman joined his family in an audience with the Rebbe when his father was terminally ill. The Rebbe proceeded to teach him a page of Talmud, and a lesson that changed his life. (1975)
Medical Ethics and the End of Life
In 2005 a law was passed in Israel regulating the treatment of dying patients. Its most controversial aspect was the distinction it makes between withholding therapy (which it allows) and withdrawing continuous therapy (which it does not allow). Prof. Cha...
A Jewish View
Author Doron Kornbluth, who spent over three years studying the subject, talks about the reasons some people choose cremation, and explains why throughout history Judaism and Jews have insisted on burial.
20 Menachem Av, 5742 • August 9, 1982
When someone passes on, the bond they share with their loved ones below is not severed. Family and friends alive in this world can continue to bring the soul joy and happiness.
Highlighting the anniversary of the passing of Tzadikim doesn't seem to have roots in the Bible – yet, it definitely isn't a modern invention as there are several clear references of such anniversaries being observed in antiquity – as per the sources pres...
The Talmud on Inheritance, Lesson 1
This class presents the Talmudic perspective on principles related to inheritance, including the double-portion of the firstborn, and the types of properties eligible to be passed on to children.
Parshah Curiosities: Vayechi
Conventional wisdom says that the ideal place for a Jew to be buried is in the land of Israel, yet upon examining classic Torah sources, we surprisingly discover that it’s not that simple—there seems to be conflicting Torah traditions…
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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