Posts from the ‘Death’ category

Mourning, consolation and meditations on the journey home.

Yizkor after My Child’s Suicide

The loss of a child to suicide is a difficult and painful journey. This is another yizkor prayer focused on the circumstances surrounding the death of…

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Passing of a Beloved Pet

When a beloved pet passes away, many of us struggle with the loss of a dear, loving presence, the loss of companionship and a true friend.…

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After an Accidental Death: A Yizkor Prayer

This is another in a series of focused yizkor prayers to help acknowledge particular circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one, such as: “In Memory…

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The Soldiers on this Mountain

This is a memorial meditation for soldiers buried at the Israeli national cemetery on Har Herzl. Although it’s written to be used at a funeral, alternative…

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Yizkor for a Lone Soldier

Young men and women from all over the world leave their families and come alone to Israel to live the dream of building lives here and serving…

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They Were Boys: A Yizkor Prayer

The wait, over. The worst, confirmed. Gil-ad Shaar z”l, Naftali Frenkel z”l and Eyal Yifrach z”l — kidnapped by Hamas terrorists — were found dead. Baruch Dayan Emet.…

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In Memoriam: Sandy Hook

The first anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Here are two prayers to mark…

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Memorial Prayer for a Child

For those who struggle with this unimaginable loss, a memorial prayer for grieving parents. May you find comfort, strength and renewal. Here’s a related “Meditation on…

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Near the End: A Meditation (Clergy Version)

This is meditation to prepare for the journey of death, rewritten for use by clergy with those in need. It moves gently to a place for the individual to speak…

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Memorial Prayer for First Responders

This is a memorial prayer for first responders, posted today for the fire fighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill fire. It’s group prayer for…

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