When I prayed for a year for my mother — three times a day, in synagogue — I learned how to change my life.
The Festival of Lights only reminded her of darkness — until she learned to live with her grief about the death in her family.
The Jewish period of mourning, shiva, is typically one week long — unless it overlaps with a Jewish holiday. What were the rabbis thinking?
The best way to remember our teacher is to study Jewish texts, as he loved to do.
As Jews, we do not need to create new ways of grieving; we need to look no further than our own traditions in order to learn how to grieve.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks with The Forward two years after her husband’s passing about grieving and the role her Jewish faith has had.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a Chicago memoirist, children’s book author, and joyful prankster died early this morning from ovarian cancer, her agent has confirmed, just 10 days after her New York Times Modern Love essay “You Might Want to Marry My Husband” went viral.
It began with a phone call on a cold winter day in January 1998. The purpose of the call, from a neighboring Mormon bishop I’d never spoken with before, was unusual: He was requesting a minyan.
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.