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.

For a Grandfather

By Dana Shuster
A poem about the metaphorical seeds a grandfather sowed for his descendants   more

For a Parent

By Linda Pastan
"Move to the front—of the line—a voice says..."   more


By Alexandra Grilikhes
A poem describing the palpable absence of a dead mother   more