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15 Lessons from Shiva

15 Lessons from Shiva

Practical ideas for helping to ease someone through the mourning process.

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Taharah: A Personal Look at the Jewish Way of Death and Burial

Taharah: A Personal Look at the Jewish Way of Death and Burial

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The mysteries of life and death provide one woman an unusual gateway into the meaning and beauty of traditional Judaism.

Giving Comfort: The Ring Theory

Giving Comfort: The Ring Theory

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How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

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Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

ABCs of Death & Mourning

ABCs of Death & Mourning

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Coping with the emotional and spiritual issues of this difficult time.

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Why Reincarnation?

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Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.

The Jewish View of Cremation

The Jewish View of Cremation

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Death involves not just the body, but also the soul.

She Is Pure

She Is Pure

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My experience preparing the deceased for Jewish burial.

A Practical Guide to Paying A Shiva Call

A Practical Guide to Paying A Shiva Call

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A one-page primer on how to comfort a mourner.

Learning for a Loved One

Learning for a Loved One

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The power of Mishnah study to raise the level of a departed soul.

Cruel Comfort

Cruel Comfort

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Dos and don'ts at a shiva house.

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May "The Place" Comfort You

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The traditional Jewish words in comforting a mourner can go to the deepest place.

Comforting the Pained

Comforting the Pained

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What is the right thing to say to someone in deep pain? Jewish insights into comforting those who need it most.

Shiva & Mourning

Shiva & Mourning

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The Jewish stages of mourning raises one from the abyss of despair to the normalcy of daily life.

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