Saying kaddish for my father brought me into many minyans where I was the center of attention—even when I yearned for anonymity
When the start of Sukkot delays a funeral for days and means there can be no shiva, it shakes a mourner’s foundations
Through podcasts, books, and even dinner parties, millennials are exploring their feelings about the end of life. Now, please pass the potatoes.
Ep. 141: JCC Krakow director Jonathan Ornstein on rebuilding Jewish life in Poland; Modern Loss founders Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer on what not to send to someone in mourning
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
The final seven episodes of the AMC series begin on a very Jewish note
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