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Shiva: What it means, how to act

, the Hebrew word for seven, connotes the seven days Jews traditionally mourn for and honor a loved one who has died. The Biblical source of the ritual originated in Genesis 50:1-14, where Joseph grieves the death of his father Jacob for one week. Two essential mitzvot from Torah must be fulfilled: kibbud ha-met, honoring […]

Andrea Jacobs

IJN Senior Writer | andrea@ijn.com

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