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The 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: Almost a year ago, I lost my child. I watch the world moving along while I am left behind in the memory of her and of what could have been. Now the first yartzeit is coming up. What is that supposed to mean to me? Where do I take things from her...
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...
Question: G-d chose to take away my dear son from me. Can I have my son back as a newly born son with G-d's blessings? Response: The MidrashMishle 31 tells the story of Bruriah, the wife of Rabbi Meir. The couple was blessed with two boys. Lively and brig...
I was going to a funeral. My wife was headed to a sibling’s wedding. On the very same flight!
On the plane from TLV to LAX, 05/23/2017 My mother has passed on. And her words—I can’t recall her words. It’s true. Don’t ask a son for a biography of his mother. He never really left her womb.Don’t ask a son for a biography of his mother. He never reall...
The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Response to Loss and Tragedy
Current today as when originally provided, this volume is a collection of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's counsel to the bereaved. Whether responding to a widow struggling to explain her husband's death to her children, or to a community whose school was the targ...
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