Mourning During COVID

Mourning During a Pandemic: Timeless Jewish Wisdom for Uncommon Times

Holding one another while we weep; sitting shiva while sharing food and stories; allowing loved ones to cook for you, care for your kids and grieve with you; coming to synagogue to say Kaddish Yatom in a minyan of 10 or more people — all of the rituals that Jewish tradition teaches us to lean upon while in mourning are unavailable right now as we practice social distancing and safer-at-home procedures.