When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
No, the Fab Four weren’t Jewish, but the ‘Fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein was. A writer who covered the 1964 American tour remembers Yom Kippur in New Orleans, John Lennon’s Hitler salutes in the hotel, and Paul McCartney at the bima.
Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.
A new understanding of the holiday from a military perspective
After my child died, I reconnected with God through prayer—which is the point of Kaddish, on both sides of the mechitza
Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief
The TNR lion scores the Dan David Prize for his contributions to humanity
In a cemetery thousands of miles away, an unexpected host helped me reconnect with my lost friend
Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness—and brought me closer to her
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
Without ritual and prayer, grief for a lost loved one has no place to go. But can a convert to Judaism observe yahrzeit for a non-Jewish parent?
Marking the first anniversary of his father’s death, a son reflects on the deceased’s once-powerful frame and how its legacy and memory continue to give him strength
Honoring the magician with a wand and a prayer
How Allen Ginsberg’s letters were an extension of his poetry