Mourning & Bereavement

Traditional Jewish mourning practices are designed to help us bear our grief. But sometimes, we need something more: a poem that captures our imagination, a creative ritual that addresses the particularity of our grief, a song that speaks to our heart. May you find a measure of comfort in your time of need.

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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