Seeing his teacher mourn for her murdered brother chipped away at my boy’s innocence, but it also carved open a window
Ours was never the traditional Jewish family. When my father passed away, a strange new question arose: How does one mourn?
A father’s story
When Alan Rickman died, social media blew up with mini lamentations for the widely beloved actor. But the moment produced great ambivalence within me.
When my dachshund Ginger died, I went to services to mourn—and it gave me a new appreciation for Judaism
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg opens up about the loss of her husband
Returning our deceased to the soil honors the injunction for a proper burial—and keeps us mindful of the life cycle of which we’re a part
The holiday gives us permission to mourn for many things, personal and communal, that we avoid discussing the rest of the year
Going on a book tour just a few weeks after my father died, I learned how to walk in his shoes—literally