Ritualwell

Tradition & Innovation
Powered By The Reconstructionist Movement

Death & Mourning

While Judaism places great emphasis on our lives in this world, death is an inevitable end for all of us. Often Jews who have been distant from traditional Jewish practice for their whole lives seek the comfort of traditional Judaism in the face of death. For mourners, whose lives are often turned upside down by death, the traditional practices of mourning can provide structure and comfort. Here you will find resources that address each aspect of the process of navigating death and mourning—from the moment of death, to the burial of the body, the tearing of clothes, the weeklong practice of shiva, and the recitation of kaddish.

 

Out of Isolation

By Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
"Take solace in the fact that she's in a better place now."  "Don't sit around moping after the breakup—you need to get out!" "Cheer up! It'll get better from here."  more
Blog Post | July 23, 2014

My Depression

By Alden Solovy
This is a prayer to be said by someone with depression.   more
Poem

Exploring the Soul in New Podcast "Kaddish"

By Ariana Katz
Here I was ... singing about the purity of souls with a room full of Reconstructionists: queers, gender outlaws, patrilineal Jews, and so many of us who are so used to being reminded that our souls...  more
Blog Post | September 14, 2016

Tags: kaddish

Pages

Hanukkah Sale!

Welcome the holiday of lights and support Jewish artists with your purchase of these unique Jewish products! Your purchase also helps to support the work of Ritualwell. Hag Sameakh!

10% off the following items, now through Dec. 20th

Use code SHINE

Ritualwell Simkhah Cards
Greeting cards for any celebration featuring vibrant hamsa design

Malachim Jewish Angel Cards
Each of these beautiful artistic cards features a blessing

Evil Eye Ward Amulet
Kabbalistic good luck charm

Jewish Kids Blessing Art
Handmade watercolor painting with children’s blessing

The Four Angels Fine Art Print
Invoke the protective power of angels with this stunning print