An Encounter with Yizkor

I can clearly remember the moment when I finally joined the club that I had dreaded joining for years; when I found myself remaining in Shul to recite the prayer of Yizkor for the first time. Hesitantly, I waited with trepidation to experience the power of this first Yizkor …only […]

Read More – Because Love Never Dies is dedicated to help everyone deal with the often unknown terrain that comes along with all kinds of grief. Through education, information and other helpful resources we hope to make the challenging road of grief a little easier. David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers […]

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How to Say the Mourner’s Kaddish

Learn to say the Mourner’s Kaddish – Jewish Prayer of Mourning – with this simple karaoke style video that combines the original Aramaic, a simple transliteration and the English translation. The Kaddish is in Aramaic, not Hebrew, except for the last sentence. – Produced by Bim Bam

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History and Meaning of Kaddish – Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

The Kaddish is a Jewish prayer full of praise that is recited during Jewish prayer services and associated with death and mourning. Learn more about the meaning behind the prayer with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. While to many Jews, the Kaddish is known primarily as the prayer recited at funerals, that […]

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Whats Your Grief: Helping Your Friends Help You

{This Post is reposted from the blog “Whats Your Grief” under the heading “Helping Your Friends Help You”, You can click the link here to go to the original.} Warning: today’s post is about something that will annoy at least half of you. Seriously. I know from experience. I have […]

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Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child, Gary Roe

Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child By: Gary Roe Bestselling author, hospice chaplain, and grief specialist Gary Roe uses his three decades of experience interacting with grieving parents to give us this heartfelt, easy-to-read, and intensely practical book. In Shattered, Roe walks the reader through the powerful impact a child’s […]

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Miriam’s Song,The Story of Miriam Peretz, Smadar Shir

  Miriam’s Song,The Story of Miriam Peretz By: Smadar Shir The story of Miriam Peretz’s life is the story of a mother and a homeland; of love for the Land of Israel, the State of Israel, and the Jewish people; and of the victory of spirit and faith. Miriam lost […]

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Remember My Soul, Lori Palatnik

  Remember My Soul By: Lori Palatnik The Jewish experience of mourning is divided into a seven day period–Shiva, and then a thirty day period. This book does three things: 1) Explores the ideas of the soul, death and the afterlife. 2) Guides the mourner through the traditions and rituals […]

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The Mind of the Mourner, Joel B. Wolowelsky

The Mind of the Mourner By: Joel B. Wolowelsky The universal human experience of death and mourning is accompanied in Jewish tradition by a detailed array of ritual observance. The Mind of the Mourner analyzes this ritual framework, exploring how it was constructed to reflect the values and importance of […]

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How Does Grief Change Over Time?

We at the In Our Hearts Project have found the following video to be very accurate and meaningful. It captures one of the most fundamental notions regarding loss and bereavement. Grief experts are now suggesting that loss is not something we “get over” or “are seeking a cure from” , […]

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Rabbi Soloveitchik on Ari Fuld zk”l and the Willow Jew

“The lion has roared, who will not fear” (Amos:3:8). “אַרְיֵה שָׁאָג, מִי לֹא יִירָא” The Shelah Hakadosh (Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz 1555-1630) suggests that this verse hints to this precise time of year. The word lion, aryeh, should be read as an acronym: Alef = Elul, Resh = Rosh Hashanah, Yud […]

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