Following the burial, non-family members form two lines and, as the mourners pass by them, they recite the traditional condolence: “Hamakom y’nachem etchem b’toch sh’ar availai tziyon ee yerushalayim.” May God comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Kaddish is a 13th century, Aramaic prayer said during every traditional prayer service. Kaddish means ‘sanctification’ in Aramaic and it is related to the Hebrew word kadosh, which means ‘holy. ‘ The prayer never mentions death or dying, but instead proclaims the greatness of God.
Translation : Exalted and hallowed be His great Name. (Congregation responds: “Amen.”)
Grief and mourning happen during a period of time called bereavement . Bereavement refers to the time when a person experiences sadness after losing a loved one.
Notably, the Mourner’s Kaddish does not mention death at all, but instead praises God . Though the Kaddish is often popularly referred to as the “Jewish Prayer for the Dead,” that designation more accurately belongs to the prayer called “El Malei Rachamim”, which specifically prays for the soul of the deceased.
Many Rabbis believe that the traditional method of burial is the correct one and that cremation is prohibited. Although there is no explicit prohibition about Judaism and cremation , there is material to support both cases.
There are no special prayers or blessings that must be recited while lighting a Yahrzeit candle . Families may choose to use the candle lighting as an opportunity to share memories of the deceased with one another.
If there is a chapel service, one can say Kaddish there if no minyan is anticipated at the cemetery, and the mourners are likely to gain comfort thereby. But at a graveside service that possibility is fore-closed, and some mourners will not act on the advice that they attend services to recite Kaddish .
The most common honorific is “of blessed memory ” or ” may his / her memory be a blessing .” The Hebrew transliteration is “zikhrono livrakha” (m.) / “zikhronah livrakha” (f.) ( Hebrew : (f.) “זיכרונה לברכה” (m.) ” זיכרונו לברכה”).
Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement.
The 40th Day concludes the 40 -day memorial period and has a major significance in traditions of Eastern Orthodox. It is believed that the soul of the departed remains wandering on Earth during the 40 -day period, coming back home, visiting places the departed has lived in as well as their fresh grave.
Parents or children of the deceased are encouraged to spend six months in mourning , with the heavy mourning period lasting 30 days. Grandparents and siblings are to spend three months in mourning , with the heavy mourning time lasting 30 days. Other family members should spend thirty days in mourning .
➢ Grief is what we think and feel on the inside when someone we love dies. Examples include fear, loneliness, panic, pain, yearning, anxiety, emptiness etc. ➢ It is the internal meaning given to the experience of loss. ➢ Mourning is the outward expression of our grief ; it is the expression of one’s grief .