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Death & Mourning Tools

Your toolkit for talking about death from a Jewish perspective

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Laura and Zach at Laura's parents' house, Christmas 2015

A No-Dilemma December

There’s room for all the holidays in Laura & Zach’s family

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The Identity Dance: Actress Michelle St. John Used Personal Experiences as a Jewish Indian for Her Latest Role

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.

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How to Rebuild on Yom Kippur

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 […]

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The Ghosts of My Grandmothers or How We Named Our Newborn

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, […]

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A Walk in the Woods, A Conversation About Life and Death, A Moment of Connection

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 […]

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Mourner’s Kaddish as a Source of Comfort

Each year on the anniversary of her father’s death, she feels the strength of the Jewish community supporting her through her grief

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How Jews Mourn

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.

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Comforting Mourners in Interfaith Families

Jewish mourning practices can be psychologically helpful to people who have lost parents, even when those parents aren’t Jewish.

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Interfaith Mourning and Funerals: One Rabbi?s Perspective

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

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