When my shul closed during the pandemic, I lost the place where I usually commemorate my father’s death and say Kaddish for him
When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2002, we found it challenging to integrate Jewish practice into her life. But it doesn’t have to be that way—and these organizations are making a difference.
Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week
Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.
I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they’re like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue
I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
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?
Marking the first anniversary of his father’s death, a son reflects on the deceased’s once-powerful frame and how its legacy and memory continue to give him strength
Honoring the magician with a wand and a prayer