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Death & Mourning Tools

Your toolkit for talking about death from a Jewish perspective

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Talking to Young Children about Death: A Jewish Perspective

Talking to young children about death: a Jewish perspective

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What to Bring or Send to a Shiva

Learn what is customary to bring to a Jewish mourner during shiva

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Death is All Religions

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

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Life Cycle Ceremonies

Info on Jewish and interfaith life cycle ceremonies: bris, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, weddings, funerals, etc.

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My Son’s Interfaith Engagement

Personal Narrataive about how shocked and disappointed a woman is when her son tells her he is engaged to a non-Jewish woman. Gradually, though, she becomes more accepting.

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The First Time I Sat Shiva–With My Baby

Sam and I have been together for almost five years, but Jewish memorial services and sitting shiva are still a new ritual for me.  Attending memorial services and shiva are a completely different experience with Jack. The first time I went to sit shiva with Sam, was about a year and a half ago. I […]

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Mourning, Friendship and the Future

There is a way to mourn in Judaism and then there is what really happens over the years

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Jewish Mourning: A Lesson for My Newborn

When I was 8 years old I had a good friend who lived around the corner from me. His name was Nachshon. We took the same school bus to school and at the Orthodox Yeshiva we attended we were in the same class. I went to his house often after school to play video games […]

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One Thing We Can’t Control

My Grandma Harriet died a few weeks ago, at the age of 95. She was beautiful, creative and could expertly apply her lipstick without a mirror. She was my favorite hug. She cooked up the yummiest tuna noodle casseroles and the tastiest matzah ball soup. She lived a long life full of family simchas (celebrations), […]

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