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Ad Mosai? How Long Must I Be in the System?

Hello, my name is Yanky. I am a normal 21 year old “in the system” Lubavitcher bochur in one of the largest and most prominent Smicha in institutions Chabad has to offer. (Think out of CH, but close enough to rent a car every other week to come in for a Lechaim). I want to […]

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‘Yeshiva Students Can’t be Dragged Out of Studies’

The haredi United Torah Judaism party garnered a historic seven-seat haul in Tuesday’s election, but may nevertheless find itself outside the coalition in the next government. Speaking on Kol Yisrael Radio, senior UTJ MK Moshe Gafni said that his party had a “clear platform” and that if other coalition parties couldn’t live with its principles, […]

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Sitting Shiva for Traditional Shiva

I’ve been thinking about death and mourning quite a bit lately. To begin with, the first week of the new year brought with it a rash of deaths here in the Detroit Jewish community. There were a fair share of elderly grandparents who died in their 80s and 90s during the first week of 2012, […]

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IDF, settlers save Arab baby

After massacre, settlers help bring new life into world: IDF forces and local paramedics helped save the life of a Palestinian woman and her newly born infant Wednesday, at the settlement where Fogel relatives are sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week. Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve […]

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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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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss. After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry. It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, […]

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Jewish Shiva: the first seven days of mourning

Shiva is a week long period of mourning done immediately after the funeral of a close relative which includes the father, mother, siblings, sons, daughters and spouse; they assume the role of “Halakhic” from the Hebrew word, which means mourner. Shiva is simply the Hebrew word for seven. The seven-day period of mourning gives the […]

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The Stages of Jewish Mourning

The Stages of Jewish Mourning

Judaism provides a perfect approach in coping up with the emotional and spiritual difficulties a person may feel in the event of a loved one’s death. Judaism’s approach to mourning is divided into five stages: Aninut. The period from the moment one learns the death of a loved one until the burial. Aninut is when […]

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How to sit Shiva

The thought of death always makes people uneasy and uncomfortable. In Judaism, sitting Shiva is a week long period of mourning done immediately after the funeral of a close relative. Close relative includes the father, mother, siblings, sons, daughters and spouse, they assume the role of “Halakhic” from the Hebrew word, which means mourner. In […]

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Shiva - Seven Days Mourning

Shiva means “seven” in Hebrew . In the Jewish tradition, Shiva refers to the seven days of mourning which begins immediately after the funeral of a love one. This custom was said to come from one of the verses in Genesis, where Joseph mourns the death of his father Jacob for a week. In Jewish […]

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Rules in Sitting Shiva

Sitting Shiva is a week-long period of mourning after a Jewish relative has passed away.  The goal of sitting shiva is to comfort the bereaved and to honor the deceased. Mourners are considered Nihum Avelim (comforting mourners) after returning from the funeral. A shiva should be done in the house of the deceased. If possible, […]

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Two Lakewood boys are sitting in a bar…

Received via email from someone who has been reading this site since 2006 Two Lakewood Yeshiva Boys are in a bar having drinks. After a while a girl walks over and starts chatting with one of them. After a few minutes she asks him if he wants a blowjob. Read More: @ frumsatire.net

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If There’s Anything I Can Do…

A Bookful of Personal Experiences and Good Ideas on How to Help Those Who Have Suffered Lossby Rebecca Bram Feldbaum Written with sensitivity, originality, wisdom, and a touch of humor by a young widow left with four small children to raise, If There’s Anything I Can Do… will find a place in your heart and […]

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Stories for the Jewish Heart Book 1

by Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky Real stories about real people have a profound capacity to transform our lives. Author Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky has mastered the craft of weaving everyday life events with extraordinary Torah insights. In this unique collection of Jewish anecdotes, readers will find poignant accounts of struggle, irony, hardship, resolution, kindness, dedication, ahavas Hashem, […]

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