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Mourning & Bereavement

Traditional Jewish mourning and bereavement 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.

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

One is Everything

By Alden Solovy
We're surrounded by the death of innocents. Orlando. Nice. Dallas. Tel Aviv. Innocents dead at the hand of terror. Innocents dead at the hand of gun violence. Innocents dead at the hand of...  more
Blog Post | July 27, 2016

Tags: kaddish

Dead of a Broken Heart

By Alden Solovy
There are too many unanswered questions from that night in early April, when my wife fell to her death. Did she slip? Did she jump? Did she plan her death? Did she have assistance? Imagine not...  more
Blog Post | May 9, 2016

Tags: suicide

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