Jewish Mourning

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the purpose of sitting shiva

The Purpose of Sitting Shiva Shiva is the Jewish period of mourning observed the first week after the funeral of a parent, spouse, sibling, or child. From the time of death until the conclusion of the funeral, the primary focus and concern is on the care of the deceased and the burial preparations. Once shiva begins, the focus shifts to ...

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preparing your home for sitting shiva

Preparing Your Home for Sitting Shiva Shiva is observed by Jewish mourners for seven days after the burial of an immediate family member- a father, mother, brother, sister, spouse or child. Some families decide to “sit shiva” for a shorter period of time.  Shiva takes place in the home of the deceased or in the home of a principal mourner. This list ...

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Over 60,000 use Auschwitz Memorial Page

Over 60,000 people from around the world already use the official page of the Auschwitz Memorial on Facebook. “In this manner, historical information reaches all users several times a week; frequently, it refers to specific people, particular facts from the history of the Auschwitz camp, as well as the short accounts of witnesses,” explains Paweł Sawicki, who administers the page. ...

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how to pay a shiva call

How to pay a Shiva call We are not alone. This message of Judaism conveys about death and bereavement, were every law and every custom of Jewish mourning and has at its core the overwhelming motivation to surround the dying and the grieving with a supportive community. Some may say that facing death and grief elevates a person’s feeling of ...

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