What a ‘death midwife’ has learned from the dead and dying
The team tasked with the ritual preparation of the bodies of the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre lean on thousands of years of Jewish martyrdom
Amending the Jewish take on organ and whole body donation
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
Kids’ fascination with the undead goes far beyond one holiday, but it’s a perfect time to talk about Jewish traditions around death
Just as we sing lullabies to newborns, I now offer the same loving care as part of my work with a burial fellowship
By giving a stranger a proper funeral, my community did a mitzvah. What if he wasn’t actually Jewish?
A tour through a collection of Jewish funerary objects
A burial society’s life lessons
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