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Jewish Caskets in a room

Jewish Caskets Have No Nails

In Jewish tradition, the preparation of the deceased for burial is a sacred ritual governed by strict religious laws and customs. One of the most notable customs is the use of a simple wooden casket, known as an “aron,” which is carefully crafted without the...

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Celebrating Thanksgiving After the Loss of a Loved One

Celebrating Thanksgiving after the Loss of a Loved One

Is it possible to partake in celebrating Thanksgiving after the loss of a loved one? Whether it be soon after a death occurred or years later, the profound loss of someone close to you can affect how you approach this time of gratitude, togetherness and...

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Mourning During Tragic Events: Navigating through Collective Grief

Mourning during tragic events differs from mourning an individual loss. In times of great tragedy, such as the loss of multiple lives, it becomes crucial to come together as a community to mourn and heal. There are several ways to navigate through the overwhelming grief,...

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Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

Overcoming the loss of a spouse is undoubtedly one of life’s most heartbreaking and challenging experiences. Suddenly, the life you had built together is shattered, leaving you feeling lost, alone, and uncertain of how to move forward. While the pain may never completely fade, we...

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What to Write in a Condolence or Sympathy Card

Determining how to communicate with someone when a death has occurred may leave you perplexed. When someone you know experiences a loss, one way to show your support and care is by sending a condolence or sympathy card. However, it can be challenging to find...

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Advance Funeral Planning: Preparing for the Future with Peace of Mind

 In the journey through life, it is essential to address not only one’s current needs but also plan for the future. An inevitable event that one often overlooks is his or her eventual passing. While contemplating mortality may be uncomfortable, making arrangements for one’s funeral in...

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Why are Mirrors Covered During Shiva?

Have you ever seen the mirrors covered during a shiva call and wondered, “Why are mirrors covered during shiva?” One of the most commonly asked shiva-related questions is easily explained. In times of mourning, Jewish customs and rituals provide comfort and guidance for grieving families. One...

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How to Respectfully Share Memories of a Loved One on Social Media

Contributed by Justin Black, Bereavement.net

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Jewish Caskets in a room

Jewish Caskets Have No Nails

In Jewish tradition, the preparation of the deceased for burial is a sacred ritual governed by strict religious laws and customs. One of the most notable customs is the use...

Read More
Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

Overcoming the loss of a spouse is undoubtedly one of life’s most heartbreaking and challenging experiences. Suddenly, the life you had built together is shattered, leaving you feeling lost, alone,...

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Why are Mirrors Covered During Shiva?

Have you ever seen the mirrors covered during a shiva call and wondered, “Why are mirrors covered during shiva?” One of the most commonly asked shiva-related questions is easily explained. In...

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How to Help A Grieving Child

Losing a loved one is heartbreaking, and the situation becomes more complex when you are dealing with how to help a grieving child. Helping children navigate the complex emotions associated...

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How to Write an Obituary

An obituary is a way to share the news of a loved one’s death, to honor their life, and share their story with others. However, when you lose a loved one,...

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What is the Chevra Kadisha?

The Chevra Kadisha is a Jewish funeral services organization that works with Jewish funeral homes to prepare the bodies of the deceased for burial. It is often requested to have...

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Funerals and Mourning During Purim

It’s a time for celebration, but what happens with funerals and mourning during Purim? Purim, according to Jewish tradition, is a joyous holiday where it is customary to dress up...

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