When Tal Trachtman Alroy experienced a death in the family, she came to understand firsthand that for Jews, empathy is often expressed through food.
If you are mourning, some Yom Kippur prayers can be unhelpful, and even hurtful. That’s according to feminist liturgist Marcia Falk and her new book.
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.
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.
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.
During her interview with the family of Newtown rampage victim Noah Pozner’s family, Naomi Zeveloff was stunned by the stark descriptions provided by his mother.
EXCLUSIVE: Noah Pozner’s family spent a week sitting shiva for the Newtown rampage victim. His mother called it a ‘waking nightmare’ but is buoyed by the outpouring of support.