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Jewish Traditions & Practice Relating to Death and Mourning
Our tradition encompasses all of life, day and night, light and dark. Even in the most difficult of situations--the imminent and then actual loss of a loved one--our Torah is there to strengthen us, to guide us, and to help us grow and see beyond our loss...
Question: Why would G‑d take a father by a massive heart attack as he's dancing at his daughter's wedding? None of the upwards of 50 Rabbis at the wedding could save my brother-in-law, nor could the doctors. I don't understand how this can happen. I don't...
Navigating the death of a loved one is often an emotional and confusing process. Jewish tradition guides us through everything from end of life care to the Torah’s perspective on autopsies. In this lesson, we will cover the experience here on earth for su...
While Judaism values life to an extreme and we do whatever we can to preserve life, when death occurs we recognize that there is a divine plan.
Thirty days before death, a person's Tzelem/image is removed from him and his shadow no longer appears.
Thirty days before death, a person's Tzelem/image is removed from him and his shadow no longer appears.
Do I evoke a hopelessly expired body whose soul has departed for a better existence, or am I the delighted image of a soaring spirit unencumbered by the burden of corporeal casing? Have I been wrapped in shrouds, or did I don a garment of light?
He ignored my heartfelt cries, the Psalms that I recited, the prayers and the bargaining. He did it His way, and in the process my heart was shattered . . .
A country is in mourning, the world in shock. Once again we are witness to the depravity of one single person . . .
A unique opportunity to honor the deceased
Physical life is transient and temporary. If one can take the material and elevate it—to any degree—is that not a privilege? Surely, this endeavor I speak of is a meaningful way of remembering the spiritual qualities of Ruthie—her goodness, her modesty, h...
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