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A Field Guide to Kever Avot

by Lisa Armony, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2009 | 5:41 pm

Jews worldwide mark the approaching High Holy Days with annual visits to the graves of departed loved ones.

An ancient custom,... read full article

  • Mount Sinai Unveils New Shiva Prayer Book

    by Allison Krumholz, Contributing Writer

    September 9, 2009 | 5:36 pm

    Jews are a passionate people with a storied history of debate, challenging the spoken and written word and holding an opinion on almost every topic...

  • Yizkor:

    by Rabbi Anne Brener

    September 9, 2009 | 5:32 pm

    The phrase “time heals all wounds” is misleading. We hold our breath, and as the years pass we hope that the pain of loss will end. Often we are...

  • A Time to Cast Away Stones

    by Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 9, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    They come to the cemetery with a pocketful of stones for the gravesite. Once we’ve recited the tradition’s prayers and a few words of memory, they...

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  • Cemetery Symbols Reveal Customs

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    September 9, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Hebrew headstones are talking. As the Jewish New Year approaches, we have a good chance to listen — an opportunity, really, to honor lives lived and to...

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