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15 Lessons from Shiva

15 Lessons from Shiva

It was 4 a.m. when the call came, but we slept through it. Then it came again at 5:45 a.m ...
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Rabbi Lamm: Shiva and Mourning

Rabbi Lamm: Shiva and Mourning

Judaism, with its long history of dealing with the soul of man, its intimate knowledge of man's achievements and foibles, ...
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The Stages of Jewish Mourning: A Practical Guide

The Stages of Jewish Mourning: A Practical Guide

Judaism provides a beautiful, structured approach to mourning that involves three stages. When followed carefully, these stages guide mourners through ...
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Our Shiva Experience

Our Shiva Experience

“Better to go to a house of mourning than a house of joy.” Ecclesiastes It is a big mitzvah to ...
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A Practical Guide to Paying A Shiva Call

A Practical Guide to Paying A Shiva Call

When one pays a shiva call, the focus is on comforting the mourners in their time of greatest grief. Traditionally, ...
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The Soul - Aryeh Kaplan

The Soul – Aryeh Kaplan

One of the foundations of our faith is the belief in the immortality of the soul, and in life after ...
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The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

For over thirty years Jews have turned to Rabbi Maurice Lamm's classic work for direction and consolation. Selected by The New ...
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Comforting the Bereaved

Comforting the Bereaved

A sacred obligation devolves upon every Jew to comfort the mourners, whether he is related to them or not, and ...
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About the Shiva

About the Shiva

The Mourning Pattern: Judaism, with its long history of dealing with the soul of man, its intimate knowledge of man's ...
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Yizkor for a child - Guide

Yizkor for a child – Guide

There is a Jewish custom of offering a prayer of remembrance - Yizkor - on the High Hoidays and Jewish ...
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