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Which Jewish Funeral Traditions Help People Overcome a Fear of Death?

An interview with Rabbi Me'irah, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Rabbi Me’irah, a San Francisco-based rabbi and visual artist. After earning a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University, Rabbi Me’irah spent 15 years in the field. Along the way, she reconnected with her spirituality and … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View” by Doron Kornbluth

A case advocating burial over the increasingly popular practice of cremation

Modern society tends to prefer cremation: it is perceived as cheaper than a burial, more environmentally sound, and, well, just more hip. To the contemporary person, “the idea of scattering ashes seems a eco-friendly alternative” to burial. The idea of … Continue reading

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Marc Chagall: “The Death”

With Hanukkah upon us, we look to a painting by the celebrated Jewish artist Marc Chagall

In the spirit of Hannukah (and Thanksgivukkah, because that was pretty neat), we look to the painting The Death (1908) by Jewish artist Marc Chagall. Chagall was born Moishe Segal in the small town of Liozna, Russia in 1887. Life … Continue reading

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