Mourning & Bereavement

Traditional Jewish mourning practices are designed to help us bear our grief. But sometimes, we need something more: a poem that captures our imagination, a creative ritual that addresses the particularity of our grief, a song that speaks to our heart. May you find a measure of comfort in your time of need.

A Conversation With One in Mourning

By Rabbi Vivie Mayer
Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. interviewed her friend and colleague Rabbi Vivie Mayer about ritual mourning following her father’s death.   more
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This is Kaddish

By Rabbi Marjorie Berman
But what does it mean to honor our departed beloveds by remembering? For me, it means to give kavod, to let their lives have some weight in ours, so that we can be transformed.   more
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