Article Archive

Death and Mourning

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  • A White Shroud

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Audio interview with a Jewish Dutch woman about her non-Jewish mother’s death and the mourning that followed.

    Date: 04-04-2007
  • Making Peace with the Dead

    By Milly Dawson

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to an African-American man trying to come to terms with her icy relationship with her husband’s late mother.

    Date: 04-05-2007
  • Finding a Way Through Grief

    By Faye Rapoport DesPres

    When her mother-in-law died, Faye turned to Jewish culture to find a way to comfort her non-Jewish husband.

    Date: 01-22-2009
  • Grieving in a Different Tradition

    By Edie Mueller

    When her brother-in-law died, she wasn't prepared for how different her Jewish cultural expectations about mourning would be from those of her Catholic husband and his family.

    Date: 01-08-2009
  • How My Father's Death Helped Me Find My Way Back to the Temple

    By Cheryl Opper

    Personal narrative about how a non-Jewish woman raising a Jewish child felt alienated from her temple when they debated the role of the non-Jew in the synagogue, but then felt included a

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • No Longer “Until Death Do Us Part” as Intermarried Are Buried Together

    By Bram Eisenthal

    Reprinted news article from JTA about The Cemeteries, a new cemetery in Saskatchewan that enables intermarried couples to be buried together.

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Last Thoughts Do Count

    By Ilene Springer

    General information about the importance of a discussing your last wishes with your family to ensure that everyone knows they are doing the thing you would want if/when the need arises.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Grieving Jewishly, for the First Time

    By Valerie Cooper

    Sitting shiva as a non-Jew gave her a deeper glimpse of the beautiful traditions--and strong sense of community--that Judaism embodies.

    Date: 03-27-2008
  • Embalming and Cremation

    By InterfaithFamily

    Explanation of the Jewish prohibitions against embalming and cremation, and discussion of modern approaches to cremation.

    Date: 10-20-2008
  • Jewish Mourning Customs: An Introduction

    By InterfaithFamily

    An explanation of who the official mourners are in the Jewish tradition.

    Date: 10-20-2008

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