There is no Jewish roadmap for how to properly mourn pets, nor any universal law or tradition for how to close the circle of a pet’s life.
The Jewish period of mourning, shiva, is typically one week long — unless it overlaps with a Jewish holiday. What were the rabbis thinking?
John Lewis held onto hope in the face of violence and destruction, a powerful example for us on this day of mourning.
Those who must sit shiva, may god protect them, may and must ease off in observing the laws of mourning
‘The Rebbe taught that we are all inherently good,’ Campbell wrote.
Hollywood loves a good Jewish death scene.
How to act, what to say, what to wear.
My years guarding Jewish bodies and preparing them for burial, attending funerals and making shiva calls have taught me a lot about Jewish life.
I sense a frustration here, among progressives seeking emotional responses from the Orthodox — and I want to address it.