Article Archive

Death and Mourning

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  • Bereavement and the Interfaith Family

    By Rabbi Elias Lieberman

    Professional view about the complications that can emerge for interfaith families when a death occurs and deals with two specific examples of this.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • May You Live Until 120!

    By Rosalyn Shafter

    Personal narrative from a woman whose husband, a recent convert to Judaism, keeps his conversion secret from his 95-year-old mother.

    Date: 02-23-2007
  • Facing Loss in an Interfaith Family: A Workshop for Congregations

    By Rabbi Carl Perkins

    Professional advice from a rabbi on how to approach the gray areas surrounding burial, belief, and ritual when deciding how to bury and commemorate a loved one in an interfaith family.  Also, a description of traditional Jewish

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Moving Beyond Grief

    By Paulette Mann

    Personal narrative from an atheist Jewish woman who was struggling to rebuild her life after her husband’s death and found comfort in Buddhist practice.

    Date: 01-05-2007
  • A Young Christian Widow Mourns for Her Jewish Husband

    By Ellen Rambo

    The story of how a young widow found comfort and meaning in Jewish burial, shiva and yahrtzeit.

    Date: 01-23-2008
  • Set In Stone

    By Ronnie Caplane

    Personal narrative in which a widow chooses a headstone for her non-Jewish husband.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Death

    By Rabbi Earl A. Grollman

    Professional advice article that offers tips on how to handle a loss in a way that will help children cope best.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Interfaith Mourning Issues: A Reconstructionist Approach

    By Rabbi Richard Hirsh

    The Reconstructionist take on mourning issues for interfaith families.

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • Mourner's Kaddish

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Personal narrative of a Jew-by-choice describing her questions, thoughts and emotions at the funeral of her beloved Catholic aunt.  She feels connected to her family through experience and to her aunt through faith, regardless of religion.

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Interfaith Mourning and Funerals: One Rabbi’s Perspective

    By Rabbi Lev Baesh

    Professional advice from a rabbi who describes how he co-officiates at interfaith funerals, citing one in particular.

    Date: 07-18-2006

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