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Coping and Grief

From a practical standpoint, the shiva process and practices associated with Jewish mourning add structure to the life of a mourner following a death. In the period after suffering a loss, a mourner may be comforted by the structure and routines prescribed by traditional Jewish mourning laws. Topics in this section include:

What is Grief

Before we explore the origin of Shiva, we need to clarify what happens to a mourner after the d...

The Need for Coping

Coping is the mental and emotional process by which a mourner resolves the disruption caused by...

Grieving and Bereavement

Every law and every custom of Jewish mourning and comforting has, at its core, the overwhelming...

Grief During The Holidays

The holiday season is a time of celebration and joy for most families. But when tragedy and los...

The Passing of a Former Spouse

Divorces and separations are often difficult and emotionally damaging for families. Regardless ...

The Passing of an Employee

If an employee of the Jewish faith passes away, it is appropriate and helpful for a supervisor ...

The Passing of a Professional

If a professional, such as a family doctor, lawyer or accountant with whom there had been a ...

Jewish Grief and Mourning during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

In general, death and mourning are sensitive and difficult times to navigate for mourners, fami...

A New Grief: Staying Connected to Help | COVID-19 Coronavirus

In light of newly imposed COVID-19 guidelines relating to gatherings and social distancing many...

Post-Covid-19 Funerals, Gatherings & PTSD

As the social distancing and gathering rules become less stringent, there will be more opportun...

COVID-19 Loss, Grief & Gatherings During the Holiday Season

As the holiday times are upon us we generally look forward to spending time with family and fri...

Understanding Survivors Guilt

When misfortune strikes and we remain unscathed and grateful, some may feel a sense of guilt, a...

The ‘New Grief’: How Families Grieve and Navigate Emotions After a Loss

As we endured the COVID-19 pandemic a new grief emerged including the loss of connection and tr...
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