A small group of women in Norway are keeping tradition alive by sewing traditional shrouds for the dead
As more Americans—including Jews—opt out of traditional burial, it’s worth considering the political significance of graveyards
A son must face the daunting task of writing the epitaph for his father’s headstone
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
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?
My father died on Sept. 9, 2001. The terrorist attacks two days later delayed his burial, a violation of Jewish law, but ultimately at least made me feel less alone in my grief.
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How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death
A tour through a collection of Jewish funerary objects
Crises face the newly departed
On a northern Atlantic shore, I discovered how to mourn—and honor—my brother
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