shivah


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shivah

seven days of grieving following close relative’s burial. [Judaism: Wigoder, 550]
See: Grief
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htm) practice shivah to mourn the dead immediately after the funeral.
He even pays for this man's funeral and sits shivah (Jewish mourning ritual following burial) in his home because his estranged wife has asked him to do it.
To commemorate a death, the immediate family members sit shivah (a 7-day mourning period) and community members visit, providing solace.
Surprisingly, atheist Mort Foxman's dying wish is that his widow and four children sit shivah, the weeklong Jewish mourning ceremony.
And worse yet: that poor pharmacist spent his honeymoon sitting shivah on a wooden crate, his bride's uncles sizing him up like rancid meat.
All things considered, it is perhaps thus not surprising that in the Jewish death ritual of sitting shivah all mirrors are covered.
My Mexican Shivah is the title of a film which in its original Spanish version is called Morirse esta en hebreo.
Shivah is the process of receiving guests during the grieving process.
Today, whenever I am tempted to tell the young 'uns about the glory days of yore, it suddenly feels ridiculous and redundant in the shivah this town has always sat for its ever-accumulating ghosts.
We know of stories of families sitting shivah for wayward sons.
Appreciating the clever ending of a Mozart sonata or the exuberance of a Shivah figure is only possible when sophisticated listening and looking skills have been developed.