Your toolkit for talking about death from a Jewish perspective
There’s room for all the holidays in Laura & Zach’s family
Article about Sherman Alexie?s film about a gay Indian poet who falls in love with a Jewish woman, The Business of Fancydancing.? The film?features actress/singer Michelle St. John who is of Jewish and Christian Indian descent.
A few weeks ago my family had a hard day. It seemed that both my Jewish and my husband’s Mexican/Catholic faith were being tested. A 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico. The epicenter of the quake was in Puebla where my husband, Adrian, is from and where his immediate family still lives. We were at the laundromat […]
Some people believe that when a child is born the angel of death and the angel of mercy stand in the room side by side. During the delivery of my baby I watched the monitor as her heart rate dropped and lifted with every contraction. “The cord is wrapped around her neck,” the doctor said, […]
I have a talkative family. Mostly, our everyday conversations are about routine topics such as schedules, work, food, sports, and updates on family and friends, but there are moments when we have rich conversations about meatier subjects such as ethics, history, faith and fate. These thoughtful discussions are never planned, they happen organically. But while […]
Each year on the anniversary of her father’s death, she feels the strength of the Jewish community supporting her through her grief
1297 June 18, 2010 From our partners at www.MyJewishLearning.com, a video about how Jews really deal with death and dying, and how their non-Jewish partners can be supportive.
Jewish mourning practices can be psychologically helpful to people who have lost parents, even when those parents aren’t Jewish.
Professional advice from a rabbi who describes how he co-officiates at interfaith funerals, citing one in particular.