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  • Zachor — A Prayer for Unacknowledged Mourners

    May 11, 2016 | 4:01 am

    I am mourning the loss of my beloved grandchild. I am the mother (father) of the mourner, and the grandmother (grandfather) of the mait (maita) — but oddly — I sit in this Shiva house without anything spiritual to bring comfort or peace.  There is nothing for me to hold on to, as I...

  • 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...

  • Lentil soup

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    November 26, 2008 | 4:31 pm

    One of my favorite memories of Shabbat meals at my parents' home is the lentil soup. Hot, dark-red soup with marrow bones at the bottom of the bowl was a sumptuous treat on those cold and wintry Friday nights.

    Since then, I've discovered that lentils are not only delicious, they're...

  • Acts of Vengeance

    By Eric Silver

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Twenty thousand mourners, seething with anger, followed the bodies of Binyamin and Talia Kahane through downtown Jerusalem to the Givat Shaul cemetery last Sunday night. Most of them were Orthodox yeshiva students, admirers of Meir Kahane, the assassinated founder of the Jewish...

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