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From the author: This is an article that you can share with those around you to help them know what’s going on in the grieving heart. We need each other – desperately.

Explaining Jewish Mourning Traditions & Rituals

When a member of your community passes away, it’s a difficult but important time to be present. Judaism is one of the many faith traditions that has rituals designed to bring people together as support for mourners who need time to grieve.

Jewish Guide to Shiva Practices and Helping Your Friend in Mourning

 

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Lisa roamed across the globe teaching and working as a community organizer before arriving in San Francisco, a place she now calls home. She lives 22 blocks away from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys spending Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, spending time with family and walking on the beach.

Torn

Since you've been gone

I keep thinking you're coming back.

I waited, day and night

But you never came.

Now...I am so torn...

Staying Close to Your Lost Loved One by Creating a Memorial Fund

Staying Close to Your Lost Loved One by Creating a Memorial Fund

 

My Year of Firsts.....They Never End

While attending Jared's second Memorial

The Anniversaries You Wish You Didn't Have to Face

As I write this, two anniversaries are on my mind. One today -- one tomorrow. 
 
It was eighteen years ago that I had the honor of giving my sister a kidney. Not an easy decision, but though there were challenges I didn't foresee, I am so grateful for the experience.

My Vow

I made a vow to myself tonight

Hoping it will last throughout my life

That in me I have the strength to fight

Wipe away the pain, sorrow and negativity

It's lingering does more bad than good

The Lord, I trust knows what will become of me

Trust in Him

Above all else

He knows the way

He knows my heart

He's the light

MY SISTER DIED AND I WAITED SIXTEEN YEARS TO DEAL WITH IT

I never expected to make a documentary film about my family.  I didn’t think of myself as someone who had a story to tell.  My sister had died when I was ten years old and by that time her illness seemed pretty normal to me.  Aimee was diagnosed with leukemia when I was two years old, so I grew up always knowing my older sister was sick.   One of my earliest memories is

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