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Should Children Attend Funerals?

Frequently, when a loved one passes away, parents question whether children should attend the funeral. Often people consider the age of the children, but age is only part of the answer. The emotional maturity of the child is important as well as the interest of the child. Deciding whether your…...

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Why Do Jews Place Stones on Graves?

Why do Jewish people have a custom of placing stones on graves of loved ones? There are many theories why this custom came about in Jewish culture. Stones on Graves It is a Jewish custom for those mourning to to place a single stone on top of the grave of…...

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Avoid These Sympathy Card Mistakes

A sympathy card after the loss of a loved one can either help someone navigate the grieving process or it can hinder the grieving process. Take time and care to compose your card carefully, and avoid the following common sympathy card mistakes. Avoid These Sympathy Card Mistakes Writing Nothing: While…...

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Holidays After the Death of a Loved One

For many who have lost a loved one, getting through the grieving process is tremendous task. Coming to terms with loss isn’t something that happens right away for anyone. Even long after your loved one has passed, it can still be difficult dealing with holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries. These annual reminders…...

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Steps to Take to Make Your Passing Easier on Your Family

Few people want to spend time thinking about passing away. Of course, loved ones would rather not contemplate it either. At the same time, one lasting legacy that you can leave for your family is to make the time after your death as stress-free as possible. You can do this…...

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What is Grief?

“Grief is reaching out for someone who’s always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they’re gone.” The death of a loved one is life’s most painful event. People’s reactions to death remain one of society’s least understood and most off-limits topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left…...

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Estate Administration

Estate administration is the set of tasks to wrap up a decedent’s affairs and transfer assets. Particulars vary with the size and complexity of the estate, as well as the quality of the decedent’s estate plans. The usual steps include collecting assets and clearing title, determining liabilities, paying debts, distributing assets, and accounting to…...

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Helping a Friend Cope with Loss

When a friend loses a loved one, it is often difficult to know what to do. We compiled some helpful ideas. Showing concern for your friend and being there with a helping hand will mean the world to your friend. Before the Funeral 1. Offer to notify his/her family and…...

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Dallas Jewish Funerals Guide to Pre-Planning

Pre-planning your funeral will make certain that your choices are respected and carried out, without leaving your family to wonder what your wishes might have been. You also have the option of paying for your funeral in advance: this locks-in the cost of the funeral at today’s prices. There are…...

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Paying a Shiva Call

‘After the death of Avraham, G-d blessed his son Yitzhak.’ (Gen. 25:11) After Avraham passes away, G-d models for us the mitzvah of nihum avelim, comforting the mourner. The Talmud states that consoling mourners is one way for humans to fulfill the principle of “walking in G-d’s ways,” (BT Sotah…...

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