Amending the Jewish take on organ and whole body donation
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
Kids’ fascination with the undead goes far beyond one holiday, but it’s a perfect time to talk about Jewish traditions around death
Just as we sing lullabies to newborns, I now offer the same loving care as part of my work with a burial fellowship
By giving a stranger a proper funeral, my community did a mitzvah. What if he wasn’t actually Jewish?
A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually
A tour through a collection of Jewish funerary objects
A burial society’s life lessons