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  • What A Graduation!

    3 days ago

    [Editor’s Note: 18 students of the Gamliel Institute, the leadership training arm of Kavod v’Nichum, having successfully completed all courses and requirements as part of the certification process by the Gamliel Institute, participated in, and recently returned from, the first ever...

  • 1 trampled to death, 3 critically hurt at Charedi rabbi’s funeral in Israel

    April 6, 2015 | 11:32 am

    One man was killed and three people were critically injured when mourners surged around the coffin during the funeral procession in Israel for a senior Charedi Orthodox rabbi.

    Nearly 100,000 mourners came to Bnei Brak early Sunday morning for the funeral for Rabbi Shmuel Halevi...

  • Jewish Leader Linda Jum’s Death at 61 Galvanizes Her Chevrah Kadisha

    April 1, 2015 | 3:31 am

    [Editor’s Note: This entry is a bit of an ‘insider’ posting. It is longer than most, and deals with someone who was deeply involved in the Chevrah Kadisha ‘movement’, the group that seeks to reclaim Jewish tradition and practices around the continuum at the end of life for any and...

  • Hundreds attend funeral rites in Israel for 7 Brooklyn kids

    March 23, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral and burial in Israel of seven children who died in a house fire in Brooklyn.

    “God Almighty took seven roses,” said their father, Gabriel Sassoon, in a eulogy at a Jerusalem cemetery on Monday afternoon, according to Ynet. “He took my...

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  • Why I Am a Stuffed Shirt about Jeans at a Funeral

    March 11, 2015 | 3:28 am

    When it comes to officiating funerals, I am fairly easygoing and liberal about what goes on. Toss your dear aunt’s earrings after the lowered casket? Sure. Play a recording of the deceased’s singing from a recital in her teens? Have everyone present, family and friends, Jew and...

  • The Conference That Was Dead On

    By Rabbi Joe Blair

    February 25, 2015 | 3:31 am

    Yesterday, Tuesday February 24th, 2015, the 13th Annual Kavod v’Nichum Chevrah Kadisha conference concluded in Austin, Tx. A group of about 75 people from all over North America came together and studied, learned, shared, talked, socialized, cried, and kvelled with and for each...

  • Thousands attend funeral in Jerusalem for victims of Paris supermarket attack

    January 13, 2015 | 9:10 am

    Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

    Yoav Hattab, 21; Philippe Braham, 45;  Yohan Cohen, 22; and Francois-Michel Saada, 64, were buried Tuesday at the Givat Shaul Cemetery. They were killed Jan. 9 at the...

  • At memorial for African Hebrew leader, signs of integration and respect

    January 5, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Yitzchok Elefant ascended the stage in his black hat and coat and turned to face an auditorium full of people in flowing white shirts and pants with matching scarves and caps.

    Standing beneath a banner reading “A tribute to his majesty, our spiritual leader, the prince of peace,...

  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis remembered with tears and laughter at funeral

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    My immortality, if there be such for me, is not in tears, blame or self-recrimination.

    But in the joy you give to others, in raising the fallen and loosening the fetters of the bound.

    In your loyalty to God’s special children – the widow, the orphan, the poor, the stranger in...

  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis: Why Ferguson matters to Jews, and what makes a rabbi's life well-lived

    December 21, 2014 | 10:20 pm

    From a poem by Rabbi Schulweis:

    For Those Beloved Who Survive Me

    Mourning by Harold M. Schulweis

    Mourn me not with tears, ashes or sackcloth.
    Nor dwell in darkness, sadness or remorse.
    Remember that I love you, and wish for you a life of song.
    My immortality, if there be...

  • Receiving the Birthday Gift of Taharah

    November 26, 2014 | 11:05 am

    The first thing I did on my 55th birthday was to participate in my first Taharah (ritual purification).  I can’t think of a better birthday present.  Perhaps calling another person’s taharah one of my best birthday presents ever seemsas strange to you as it did to some of my...

  • Biographer for a Day

    October 15, 2014 | 4:00 am

    Think about it. Most of the time what people say to each other points just to the surface of the intense and conflicting emotions roiling below. Writers use that fact to create tension between what the characters in a story are chattering about and what they really feel and think....

  • Plan Ahead

    September 24, 2014 | 5:00 am

    As we confront our mortality at this time of year (the High Holidays), I would like to suggest a service you can perform that can alleviate suffering, prevent or ameliorate remorse and help prevent financial ruin.  I am talking about end-of-life documents — Durable Power of...

  • Family, friends remember Joan Rivers at a private funeral

    September 7, 2014 | 11:19 am

    Family and friends bid farewell to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral on Sunday in Manhattan.

    Journalists Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, tycoon Donald Trump,...

  • Long waiting times & poor care in the V.A.

    September 3, 2014 | 6:00 am

    This is something different for Expired and Inspired. At the same time,this will not be another story about healthcare.  Rather, it will be about VA bureaucracy and respect for veterans at the end of life.

    My childhood best friend’s father died recently.  As Steven put it, his...

  • Under a Tree in the Wilderness

    August 20, 2014 | 6:00 am

    She killed herself under a tree in the wilderness, with the intention of not being found until well after the process of bodily death was complete. Days later I stood in front of her casket.

    In the final few months of her life she sought out a Jewish community and declared...

  • Steinberg’s funeral in Israel largest of any IDF soldier since Gaza conflict began

    By Simone Wilson

    July 30, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    In what has been reported as the largest turnout for an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) funeral since the beginning of Israel’s current war in Gaza, around 30,000 Israelis swarmed Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on July 23 to pay their respects to Los Angeles native Max Steinberg.

    ...
  • Telltale Tattoos

    July 16, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    One of the most prevalent myths about Jewish death pertains to tattoos: should you have them, you can’t have a Jewish funeral or be buried in a Jewish cemetery. This is simply not true. Indeed, this is the single most frequent tweet I make as a response for Kavod v’Nichum....

  • Family of slain Palestinian refuses to receive Peres

    July 8, 2014 | 8:47 am

    The family of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, the teen killed in an alleged revenge attack, rejected a condolence visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Peres’ security detail was turned away Monday when it came to prepare for the visit.

    Other visits reportedly have been canceled by...

  • Come for the Funeral, Stay for Jesus

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    January 29, 2014 | 12:30 am

    Last weekend I attended the funeral for my husband’s cousin. It was held in a church in a small town in Oregon, about an hour and a half from Portland. I don’t, for obvious reasons, spend much time in churches or at Christian services, so it’s interesting to see how things differ...

  • Sharon at funeral remembered as ‘friend, leader, military chief’

    January 13, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.

    “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said...

  • World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service

    December 9, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial divides.

    Obama and Castro, whose countries...

  • One in 800,000 at Rav Ovadia’s funeral

    October 8, 2013 | 9:30 am

    I didn’t need to ask directions.

    Stepping out of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, I saw them, men in hats and coats walking together slowly, a steady stream moving  east along one of Jerusalem’s central thoroughfares to the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. At 5 p.m., an hour...

  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Sheldon Abrams died July 15 at 74. Survived by wife Tanya; sons Jeffrey (Michelle Breslauer), Steven (Natalia); 3 grandchildren; sister Beverly Manekofsky; brother Marvin. Hillside

    Karen Berman-Riddle died July 14 at 51. Survived by husband John; daughter Marie; mother Helen...

  • Obituaries

    August 28, 2013 | 10:52 am

    Morris Avzaradel died June 30 at 84. Survived by daughters Cheryl Hedden, Reesa (Malcolm) Lawton; son Bob (Sandy); 6 grandchildren; sister Rosalie Behar. Mount Sinai

    Selma Benveniste died June 18 at 89. Survived by nieces and nephews. Malinow and Silverman

    Wolodmyr Bilynskyj...

  • Obituaries

    August 21, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    David Davis died June 27 at 87. Survived by wife Arlene; daughter Andrea (Philipp) Bowman; son Greg; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Ebi Gabor died June 29 at 86. Survived by daughter Erika Baum; son Ron (Elsie) Monitz; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1...

  • Obituaries

    August 1, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Helen Abrams died June 11 at 94. Survived by daughters Marilyn Cohen, Lanette Finn, Anna Helfman, Candy Sieroty; sons Bert, David; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Selma Baraz died June 11 at 94. Survived by daughter Susan; son James; 3 grandchildren; 5...

  • Obituaries

    July 24, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Jack Adelman died June 6 at 89. Survived by sister Sybil (Martin) Sage; brother Joseph; 1 niece; 1 nephew. Hillside

    Joseph Beveniste died June 7 at 83. Survived by wife Sally; daughter Grace (Joel Grodstein); son Morris (Gabriella Siegel); 5 grandchildren; brother Isaac (Donna)....

  • Obituaries

    July 17, 2013 | 11:49 am

    Bertha Abrams died May 30 at 99. Survived by daughters Terry (Harvey) Goldbaum, Arleen (Stanley) Kaller; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Gloria Arbiter died May 31 at 83. Survived by husband Stanley; son Ross; 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Elsie...

  • Obituaries

    July 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Natan Cole died May 16 at 70. Survived by wife Alex; sons Daniel (April), Joe; 2 grandchildren; brother Pinchas Zukierkop. Mount Sinai

    Vicky Doryon died May 17 at 75. Survived by daughter Debora; sons Elyah, Jeremiah; 6 grandchildren; sister Lucy Bates. Mount Sinai

    Barbara...

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