Prayers and Services

In the Jewish religion, there are certain prayers recited to honor the passing of a loved one, celebrate their life, and help with coping during the mourning process.

A minyan, or prayer service, is held for the mourners every day during shiva. Traditional Jews may hold a morning and afternoon/evening service. Mourners are comforted by family and friends who participate in this prayer service. The Kaddish prayer is recited at the conclusion of the service in memory of the deceased.


About Kaddish

Developed in the Middle Ages, Kaddish is a prayer the recitation of which, over time, became...

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Mourner's Kaddish

Kaddish, also known as the "Mourner's Prayer,"  is said in honor of the deceased....

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The Power of Prayer

Few phrases are more difficult to recite than "Adonai dayan ha-emet," the pronouncement the bereaved make at...

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Yizkor

Yizkor is the memorial service, which is recited four times throughout the year on certain holidays...

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