Death & Mourning

While Judaism places great emphasis on our lives in this world, death is an inevitable end for all of us. Often Jews who have been distant from traditional Jewish practice for their whole lives seek the comfort of traditional Judaism in the face of death. For mourners, whose lives are often turned upside down by death, the traditional practices of mourning can provide structure and comfort.


Out of Isolation

By Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
"Take solace in the fact that she's in a better place now."  "Don't sit around moping after the breakup—you need to get out!" "Cheer up! It'll get better from here." "You just gotta keep busy to...  more
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Jewish Grieving for a Non-Jewish Relative

By Erika Davis
I continued to wonder how a Jew-by-choice goes about honoring a dead loved one in a way that doesn’t offend non-Jewish relatives and honors my adopted Jewish traditions.   more
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#ReimagineLoss Twitter Chat Archive

By Ritualwell
This past Friday afternoon, we hosted the third in our series of #ReimagineRitual Twitter chats, this one on #ReimagineLoss. We discussed ways to remagine Jewish mourning rituals, touching on...  more
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