On the Book of Jonah, and My Mother

Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death

Larry David Writes Broadway Play About Shiva

Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!

A Mother’s Kaddish: Mourning for My Son, From the Women’s Section

After my child died, I reconnected with God through prayer—which is the point of Kaddish, on both sides of the mechitza

A Younger Generation Finds a New Place To Talk About Mourning

Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief

The Last Kaddish

Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness—and brought me closer to her

The Unofficial Mourner

I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.

My Mother’s Loving Silence

A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.

Mourning My Mother, Finally

For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.

Mourning Glory

When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age, and a father faces his own mortality, a son is reminded of the blessings of a good shiva

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