Through the Minyan of Comfort program, men and women are learning how to lead the Jewish service of mourning and help better serve the bereaved.
Sheryl Sandberg’s viral Facebook post and others like it reveal our shared mortality, our fears, and our most honest selves writes Esther D. Kustanowitz.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, marked the “sheloshim” of her husband’s death with an emotional post on the social media site.
Dayle Friedman’s older sister was her life-long mentor Her last lesson? How to face illness and death with dignity and courage.
When Tal Trachtman Alroy experienced a death in the family, she came to understand firsthand that for Jews, empathy is often expressed through food.
When Henrik Eger attended a shiva for the first time, he expected to find a family in mourning. Instead he found young Jews watching porn in the basement.
The suffering of characters in David Grossman’s latest novel, ‘Falling Out of Time,’ becomes achingly real on the page. Its language is so poetic, it sounds like liturgy for mourning rituals.
Shiva used to be a strictly choreographed week of mourning. Many families now wrap things up in three days, with catered deli food, some smiles and little solemn prayer.
American Jewish groups issued warm remembrances of Mandela as news of his death at the age of 95 spread on December 5. But those same organizations have had a complicated relationship with the former South African president.