Beyond 7, 30, 11 and 12: A Jewish guide to supporting those who mourn
When it comes to what is ‘proper’ or ‘helpful’ when consoling those who grieve, many of us are quite literally at a loss. Esther Kustanowitz makes five suggestions that might help.
Since my mother’s death in May 2011, I’ve been processing some rather eclectic thoughts on grief, mourning and what comes afterward. Unfortunately, we live in a world where tragedies - from devastating cancers to heartbreaking massacres of innocents - are rampant, and many of us are left broken in some way as a result. Some of us have strong support structures, with local family and strong friendships. Others...
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