The Jewish period of mourning, shiva, is typically one week long — unless it overlaps with a Jewish holiday. What were the rabbis thinking?
Some FBI agents feel like they’re sitting shiva - performing the Jewish grieving process - for ex-director James Comey.
This very mixture and the challenges it presents are the backbone of this miracle of a state, the fire behind its vibrant engines. And that is precisely what the headlines are sorely overlooking.
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.