When Ezra Millstein’s wife suggested buying a burial plot, he first recoiled at the reminder of his mortality. Then, he saw the romantic side of her proposal.
Over the past three years, Josh Seftel has filmed a murder, a suicide and a stroke. The subject of all these scenarios? His friend, photographer Philip Toledano.
“When your parents are dying, it’s not like a baby, where people want to come over and play with the baby. Somebody comes over and brings you a little onesie or stretchy…. What are they going to do — bring Depends? Or a case of Ensure?”
Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum features 5,000 objects celebrating the dead. On Halloween, it also raises a question: Why are so many Jews obsessed with this macabre stuff?
Why would a rabbi discuss his own death in a Yom Kippur sermon? Jack Moline wanted to make his end-of-life wishes clear — and urged congregants to do the same.
Decisions about a loved one’s terminal illness are wrenching and difficult, writes Jane Eisner. Tell us how you handled an end-of-life crisis — and who helped.
Palliative care laws promote the dignity of patients facing terminal illness. Orthodox groups say every second of life is precious. What happens when their aims clash?
There was a tragic death on last night’s premiere of ‘The Simpsons.’ Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, estranged father to Krusty the Clown, has left us for the big shul in the sky.
Perhaps because of Judaism’s emphasis on life, Jewish death rituals are often beautiful, stark, and wise. They are a gift we can give to the world — and offer mourning without myth.
A New York man was charged with hiding his Holocaust survivor mother’s death in order to collect her reparations benefits.