(RNS) As beautiful and meaningful as it might be, almost no one sits shiva for seven days anymore. Perhaps it’s time for modern Jews to simply own up to the changed nature of modern life, and officially adopt three-day shiva as standard practice.
Articles tagged “mourning”
(RNS) The aim of the website is to avoid duplication and consolidate the many facets of Jewish mourning.
In the season of Epiphany, an Episcopal priest remembers a departed parishioner.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) At houses of worship here, people gathered in pews, crying, kneeling and hugging each other through services that focused on remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, uniting the community, celebrating Christmas and preventing similar disasters.
(RNS) Technological advances have dramatically altered how we grieve for and memorialize the dead. In Mourning 2.0, bereaved share their sorrow on Facebook, and light virtual candles on memorial websites. Mourners affix scannable barcode chips to tombstones so visitors can pull up photos and videos on a smartphone. By Laura Petrecca.