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Proper Conduct at the Cemetery... A Holy Place... The Concepts of Kalut Rosh ("Levity") and Lo'eg Larash ("Slighting of the Dead")... Memorial Gifts...
Question: Hi, I am writing an article on cemetery gatherings, sort of like a how-to piece. I was just reading an article on the site, by Maurice Lamm, that states it is inappropriate to bring a Torah into the cemetery as well as to eat/drink there. Why wo...
Prayer at the Resting Places of Holy People
I know that sincere prayer is effective anywhere, even in one's living room. So why am I here in Rostov, Russia, the resting place of Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch, as I write these words?
Question: I heard that there could be a problem with a pregnant woman visiting a cemetery. Is that true? Answer: There is no clause in Jewish law that forbids pregnant women from entering cemeteries. However, there seems to be a longstanding custom to avo...
Question: I don't understand why we can't visit my dad's grave until after the first yahrtzeit. My parents were married for 45 years, and my mom is understandably very sad, and would like to visit already. Answer: I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May G‑...
The story of the pious peddler who had come from his grave to help a poor widow.
Some mitzvahs are done daily, weekly, or annually. But there are some that happen so seldom that many of us are lucky if we experience them even once or twice over the course of our lives.
Whenever holiness departs, negative forces try to fill the void.
The yahrzeit is a special time to pray, remember the departed and do good deeds for the merit of the soul.
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