15 Lessons from Shiva

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

Preparing for Death

8 things you can do now to avoid compounding your family’s pain later.

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

A basic explanation of the what, how and why of this meaningful prayer.

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

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

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

What is Yizkor?

Elevating the soul of a departed loved one.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

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

Why Reincarnation?

Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.

She Is Pure

My experience preparing the deceased for Jewish burial.

A Practical Guide to Paying A Shiva Call

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

Learning for a Loved One

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

May "The Place" Comfort You

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

Comforting the Pained

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

Shiva & Mourning

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

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