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.
When we last left ‘Transparent’’s Pfefferman clan, they were scavenging the leftovers at a shiva. Now, at the start of the show’s second season, we rejoin them at a wedding.
Forty-one years ago, Samuel G. Freedman was sitting shiva for his mother when a surprising visitor came to call. But it was only much later that he learned what that shiva call meant and why it mattered.
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, paid a shiva visit to the family of slain American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz.
Amy Poehler may play Joy in Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ but there’s nothing happy about the teaser for her new show, ‘Difficult People.’
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.