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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 death.

If one believes in God’s justice, one must also believe in the immortality of the soul. How can we otherwise reconcile the fact that many righteous individuals suffer in this life?

Just as the unborn child has many endowments which are of no use to it in the womb, but demonstrate that it will be born into a world where they will be used, so does a human being have many endowments which are of little value in this life, which indicate that man will be reborn into a higher dimension after death.

What is ‘Found Family’?

What is ‘Found Family’?

This morning we held a workshop on coping with loss. I know, it’s a very broad topic, but we planned to let the session take us wherever the participants wanted to go. We began the group by writing a simple question on the board:

What are you coping with?”

Immediately, a women sitting in the first row got up, took the marker from my co-facilitator, Litsa, and wrote under the first column: “The loss of my entire family”.  A few minutes later, the woman sitting next to her got up and wrote “The loss of my father and the loss of my relationships with my mother and my children.” Both of these women experienced the loss of their family and both expressed feeling utterly alone in the world.

Yizkor: A four part guide

Yizkor: A four part guide

For many people, Yizkor, is the number one reason why they attend synagogue on Yom Kippur. The word yizkor literally means to remember, and Yizkor is a time-honored way for people to remember close family members who have passed away. Yizkor, however, is about far more than just memory. Yizkor is a gateway into some of the deepest Jewish insights into the soul, the nature of the afterlife, and the relationship between our reality in this world, and the world beyond.

Nichum Aveilim: Comforting the Mourners

Nichum Aveilim: Comforting the Mourners

As some of the readers may know, our family lost our beloved son, Eric Eliezer Levenson (z”l), a year and a half ago. Because we believe it is important, and may be beneficial to others, to be open about the cause of his death, that he took his own life at the age of 28 after 14 years of suffering from severe depression, a number of people have approached us over this time, seeking insights and guidance on various issues.

Menuchas Hanefesh

Menuchas Hanefesh

Menuchas hanefesh is a global organization whose aim is to help destigmitize miscarriage and stillbirths in the jewish community.   Their services assist women and families navigate the emotional period of pregnancy loss and pregnancy after a loss.

Menuchas Hanefesh sends out a unique pregnancy loss package, free of charge, as well as offer support, meals and assistance to those in need.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services or would like more information please email menuchashanefeshmtl@gmail.com

Organizations that support Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss

Private facebook group for pregnancy and infant loss

Private facebook group for pregnancy and infant loss

 Netanya Carmi runs a private Facebook group where women who have lost pregnancies and babies can talk to each other about everything that comes along with loss: physical, medical, emotional, and spiritual issues; relationships with spouses, loved ones, friends and acquaintances; grief and tears, love and hope. You do not have to go through this alone. To join contact Netanya Carmi by clicking on the title.
Calev's Kindness

Calev’s Kindness

Calev’s Kindness Foundation was started to help reach others suffering from pregnancy and infancy loss. Its aim is to spread the love that parents couldn’t share with their children. Please visit www.calevskindnessfoundation.org to read more about our story and find helpful articles and resources.
Nechama Comfort

Nechama Comfort

Nechama Comfort is an international non-profit organization supporting families of all Jewish backgrounds through the trauma of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.  We offer individual and family counseling, support groups, a network of peers, training for medical personnel and clergy, and sensitivity programs for communities and workplaces.  Additional information is available on the site.
Forever My Angel - Support for Stillbirth or Neonatal Death

Forever My Angel – Support for Stillbirth or Neonatal Death

Our mission is to provide logistical services to Jewish individuals and families affected by stillbirths. This includes, but is not limited to, helping to plan for the days ahead; introductions to various religious and medical professionals who can be helpful with developing a path forward; and logistical help with daily obligations thereby allowing parents time and mental energy to grieve.

Menuchas Hanefesh

Menuchas Hanefesh

Menuchas hanefesh is a global organization whose aim is to help destigmitize miscarriage and stillbirths in the jewish community.   Their services assist women and families navigate the emotional period of pregnancy loss and pregnancy after a loss.

Menuchas Hanefesh sends out a unique pregnancy loss package, free of charge, as well as offer support, meals and assistance to those in need.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services or would like more information please email menuchashanefeshmtl@gmail.com

Our Tapestry

Our Tapestry

Our Tapestry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be the conduit for providing the right tools, offering empathy and solace to families who have suffered the loss of a child. Our Tapestry publishes and mails seasonal magazines to hundreds of bereaved families worldwide and organizes local gatherings. For more information, visit: www.OurTapestry.org

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