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Death is All Religions

Death is all religions, it is every faith and it shakes us

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Breast Cancer and An Unexpected Spiritual Journey

By Melissa K. Rosen, Director of National Outreach for Sharsheret I went to Shabbat services this morning for the first time in months. My long absence wasn’t an intentional decision. In fact, I only became aware of the “decision” recently. A cancer diagnosis affects so much more than you think it will. Of course I expected the […]

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The Shabbat Excuse

Several years ago, my son’s 4-year-old classmate Sara was diagnosed with cancer. All of the families at our pre-school were devastated by the news. It could have been any of us, but it was sweet little Sara. We wanted to help. We were desperate to do something—ANYTHING—to help. We knew they had tons of toys, […]

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This is Strength

My grandmother was a force to be reckoned with. Smart as a whip and made up her own mind about everything. Incredibly independent considering she was married at 19 and never spent a night away from my grandfather in their 72 years together. She had a master’s degree. Traveled the world. Cared deeply about Judaism. […]

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All Who Are Hungry, Come And Eat

My mom was a big feeder of people. When I started dating Rachel, whose parents and siblings were scattered across the globe, I think my mom felt the need to feed her, too. That’s how they bonded.

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How I Helped My Wife Mourn for Her Mother

Personal narrative about how a Jewish man helped his wife, a Jew-by-choice, mourn for her Catholic mother, which included his giving a eulogy at the mother’s Catholic funeral.

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Saying Kaddish at My Mother’s Christian Memorial Service

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.

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My Choice

The personal narrative of a woman of interfaith parents who began searching for God after the her father became terminally ill during her teenage years.

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