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  • The Art of a Shiva Minyan

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    A year or two ago, the cantor of our synagogue gave a class on how to lead a shiva minyan, which is a prayer service for a person who has died. Usually, it is held in the home of a loved one. The word shiva means “seven,” and traditionally a family will observe shiva for even...

  • Former Australian head of state, Sir Zelman Cowen, mourned

    December 13, 2011 | 11:20 am

    More than 1,000 people, including Australia’s prime minister and three former prime ministers, bid farewell to former Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen.

    Cowen, who died Dec. 8 at the age of 92, was given a state funeral Tuesday at Temple Beth Israel.

    In the congregation for the...