Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mourning Practices in Judaism

Shiva is practiced in Judaism and it is the seven-day mourning period following the burial of a close relative or friend. Shiva begins once the casket is covered with earth and ends seven days after the Morning Prayer service. In … Continue reading

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Père Lachaise Cemetery

The Père Lachaise Cemetery attracts thousands of Paris visitors each year. It is affectionately called la cite des morts, or the city of the dead, by Parisians. The cemetery has three World War I Memorials and winding paths that are … Continue reading

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Natural Burials

People who have spent their life enjoying the great outdoors may want to memorialize their eternity with a natural burial.  A natural burial is when a deceased person is interred in the soil, allowing the natural decomposition of their remains.  … Continue reading

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The Empty Sky Memorial

An official dedication ceremony of the Empty Sky Memorial will be on Saturday, September 10th for the families of the 9/11 victims.  The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation, Inc. was formed to raise funds to construct the Memorial honoring the … Continue reading

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Helping Children to Grieve

For a child, losing a loved one can impact him or her in significant ways.  Death is not just the loss of a person’s physical presence; it may change a child’s sense of security, identity and create a re-evaluation of … Continue reading

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