A Time To Mourn Without a Place to Pray
When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
· November 9, 2016
Nothing Like a Mother
Growing up, I always wished I had someone else for a mom. But after my mother died, I finally came to appreciate what she’d taught me.
Morr Mazal Barton
· October 21, 2015
Mourning the Mother Who Left Me Behind
I sat 'shiva.' I said 'Kaddish.' Then I saw a Broadway musical.
· July 15, 2015
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.
· June 26, 2015
‘Mad Men’ Sits Shiva
The final seven episodes of the AMC series begin on a very Jewish note
· April 6, 2015
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
· October 2, 2014
Larry David Writes Broadway Play About Shiva
Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!
· August 7, 2014
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
Shelley Richman Cohen
· January 21, 2014
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
· January 8, 2014
The Last Kaddish
Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness—and brought me closer to her
Simon Yisrael Feuerman
· December 10, 2012
The Unofficial Mourner
I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.
· May 25, 2012
My Mother’s Loving Silence
A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.
· May 11, 2012
Mourning My Mother, Finally
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
C. A. Blomquist
· May 8, 2012
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
Simon Yisrael Feuerman
· January 27, 2012