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What Are the Jewish Customs of Mourning?

As we at The Fellowship grieve and send condolences to the entire Eckstein family upon the loss of Rabbi Eckstein’s father, Rabbi Simon L. Eckstein, it is of interest to know the Jewish traditions on death and mourning, and how these rituals bring comfort to family members. Below is an excerpt from Rabbi Eckstein’s definitive book on Judaism, How Firm a Foundation, about many of the customs and traditions associated with mourning the death of a loved one.

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Take Our Shofar Quiz!

Do you know what a shofar is? Do you know its significance to the Jewish observation of the upcoming High Holy Days? Take our shofar quiz to test your knowledge and learn things you might not know about this biblically mandated instrument.


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