Death Toll

Back when the Yiddish press relished covering suicides

In the Attic

A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens

Are You There, God? It’s Us.

Little people, big questions

Hey, Jew, Don’t Make It Bad

Does telling children they’re hated make them mishear lyrics and, eventually, horde Viagra?

Falling Down

How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home

A Cold Case

From the archives: Trying to recall the exact moment my father told me he was dying

Intermarried Chicago Kids Won’t Get Grandpa’s Money

But will presented weird incentives for dad

Sundown: The Loneliest Congregant

‘Six Feet Under’ is in, day school’s out, and kashrut’s on the rise

Sundown: Here’s Egg on Your Face

Life and death, prison grub, and an exemplary Jewess

Ortho Group Worked on Hudson Crash Scene

Misaskim shows up whenever Jewish bodies are involved

Death Penalty

Crises face the newly departed

Among Rocks and Stones

On a northern Atlantic shore, I discovered how to mourn—and honor—my brother

Preparing the Dead

A burial society’s life lessons

Vision of Unity

An activist poet explores the religious side of social justice

Death of a Pothead

Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy

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