Article Archive

Death and Mourning

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  • Interfaith Cemeteries: A Growing Need

    By Claire Bessette

    Reprinted news article about the growing need for cemeteries where both members of an interfaith marriage can be buried together, and the complications involved in doing this.

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • Saying Kaddish at My Mother's Christian Memorial Service

    By Kathy Miller

    Personal narrative from a Protestant woman who attends a Reform synagogue with her Jewish husband talking about how she grieved following her mother’s death from cancer.

    Date: 04-05-2007
  • Intermarriage Poses Challenges Even at the End of Life

    By Marilyn Silverstein

    Reprint professional advice article interviewing religious and lay eaders about how they negotiate death and burial rites and rituals for interfaith families, including Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform opinions.  Al

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Differences?

    By Paulette Mann

    Personal narrative by a grandmother describing the sweet and sensitive responses of all of her grandchildren, those raised Jewish and those raised Christian, to the death of their grandfather and her mourning.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Fitting Tribute: An Interfaith Funeral

    By Ron Li-Paz

    Personal narrative from a cantor about how he emphasized the psychological aspects of the Jewish funeral service as he helped an interfaith family cope with the loss of their n

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Providing Comfort to ALL Who Mourn

    By Rabbi Michael Zimmerman

    Professional view that illustrates the importance of discussing death and dying rituals in interfaith families so that congregations and survivors are prepared to bury and commemorate loved ones.  The author also commends Jewish congregations

    Date: 07-10-2006
  • Reliving the Experience of My First Wake

    By David Horowitz

    Personal narrative in which an intermarried man recalls his first wake and how it differed from the Jewish customs he was accustomed to.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Dear Rabbi: Memorial Prayers

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    Professional view article in which rabbi explains whether a prayer should be said when lighting yahrzeit (memorial) candles for a loved one.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Defining Jewish Moments

    By Steven Michalove

    Personal narrative about an intermarried man’s feelings as he attends his father’s funeral and how he finds comfort in Jewish ritual at these key transitional times

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • My First Shiva: Understanding What to Expect Helps

    By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz

    Professional advice and personal narrative from an interfaith family counselor and outreach worker.  She describes her first encounter with Jewish death rituals, and then gives tips on how to be an "ambassador" to non-Jewish family members

    Date: 07-10-2006

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