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Jewish death traditions, rituals & beliefs

Judaism is one of the world's oldest religions, dating back 4,000 years. The Jewish people have a firm belief in the afterlife and that all who have lived worthy lives will be rewarded. Most importantly, death is the greatest of equalizers. Before God and death, all Jews are equal and one.

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Guide to Sitting Shiva for Non-Jews: Etiquette & What Happens

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By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

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What Happens During a Shiva Call?

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

What Happens During a Shiva Minyan Service?

By Sam Tetrault, BA in English

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By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

How to Offer Condolences to a Jewish Loved One

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

19 Things You Can (and Should) Bring to Shiva

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

What's a Jewish Burial Shroud?

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education