Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 99

Warning: file_get_contents(http://promo.angels-promotions.ro/url.dat) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 99

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 114

Warning: file_get_contents(http://promo.angels-promotions.ro/url.dat) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 114

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 124

Warning: file_get_contents(http://promo.angels-promotions.ro/url.dat) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 124

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 134

Warning: file_get_contents(http://promo.angels-promotions.ro/url.dat) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 134

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 144

Warning: file_get_contents(http://promo.angels-promotions.ro/url.dat) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 144

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 154

Warning: file_get_contents(http://promo.angels-promotions.ro/url.dat) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home4/jew4you/public_html/wp-content/themes/newscast/header.php on line 154

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

What’s so Special about Sitting Shiva?

Jun 21, 2012 No Comments by

If you’re not Jewish, think about this: What would it be like if, when someone in your immediate family died, you didn’t have to soldier on through your grief and carry on as usual? What if, perchance, you got seven days to sit and truly feel your grief, absorb the fact that your loved one more »

Read more

The Specifics of Sitting Shiva

Jun 11, 2012 No Comments by

Sitting Shiva is a time-honored tradition in the Jewish faith whereby close family members of a deceased loved one follow specific practices of mourning for a period of what is usually seven days (“Shiva” means “seven,” hence the seven days’ mourning). Those who sit Shiva cannot: · Enjoy most forms of entertainment · Get his more »

Read more

Shiva: Grieving, Healing, Sharing

Jun 11, 2012 No Comments by

In the Jewish tradition, when someone in the immediate family dies, it’s a time for friends and family to come together and share in mourning and celebration, both; while death and grieving can be an isolating experience for many, Shiva brings the community together in support and healing. A recognition of immediate family members Someone more »

Read more

Bringing Food to a Shiva Call

May 29, 2012 No Comments by

If you’ve got Jewish friends or family members who are sitting Shiva because they’ve lost a loved one in their immediate family, you may know that you are welcome to visit and make what’s called a Shiva call even if you’re not of the Jewish faith. It is considered a great honor in the Jewish more »

Read more

The Importance of Shiva

May 27, 2012 No Comments by

“You are not alone.” In Judaism, this is a very important message when it comes to death and mourning. At its essence, every custom and every law in relation to Jewish mourning is centered on giving those who grieve support. While many of us mourn privately and by ourselves, the Jewish community makes mourning a more »

Read more