I wanted to be comforted by friends, and to hear stories about my dad. The COVID pandemic made that impossible.
Attending a virtual shiva, I saw how Jewish traditions still hold up under the most extraordinary circumstances
How could I honor my father’s memory without denying how I felt about him? A ‘Yizkor’ prayer helped me find a way.
The shivas are packed, and like the funerals, people from every conceivable Jewish background are on hand
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.
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
When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
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.
I sat ‘shiva.’ I said ‘Kaddish.’ Then I saw a Broadway musical.
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.
The final seven episodes of the AMC series begin on a very Jewish note
Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death
Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!
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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