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Mourning the Mother Who Left Me Behind

I sat ‘shiva.’ I said ‘Kaddish.’ Then I saw a Broadway musical.

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When Our Parents Die, What Should We Do With Their Possessions?

Bob Morris, author of the new memoir Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents, has created an online museum for your parents’ things—and he wants your submissions.

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‘Mad Men’ Sits Shiva

The final seven episodes of the AMC series begin on a very Jewish note

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On the Book of Jonah, and My Mother

Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death

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Larry David Writes Broadway Play About Shiva

Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!

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A Mother’s Kaddish: Mourning for My Son, From the Women’s Section

After my child died, I reconnected with God through prayer—which is the point of Kaddish, on both sides of the mechitza

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A Younger Generation Finds a New Place To Talk About Mourning

Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief

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The Last Kaddish

Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness—and brought me closer to her

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The Unofficial Mourner

I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.

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My Mother’s Loving Silence

A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.

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Mourning My Mother, Finally

For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.

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Mourning Glory

When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age, and a father faces his own mortality, a son is reminded of the blessings of a good shiva