It can be daunting to make a shiva call, or visit a family in mourning. But the most helpful thing you can do is bring an edible and comforting gift.
A comprehensive guide to one of Judaism’s most important mourning rituals.
The elderly woman who passed away had donated $18 to Biden each time he ran for Senate.
Hollywood loves a good Jewish death scene.
In Judaism, mourning the dead involves sitting on a low, uncomfortable chair for seven days.
How to act, what to say, what to wear.
You’d be surprised by how many things you thought were ‘must’s at Jewish funerals and shivas — really aren’t.
What happens to one’s email and Facebook passwords, after death?
‘Death cafe’s - where people gather to talk about mortality - are becoming trendy within the Jewish community.
When my Holocaust-surviving mother proposed assisted suicide, I didn’t know what to tell her.