Obligated to Mourn: Jewish Mourning and Memory

Obligated to Mourn: Jewish Mourning and Memory 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:30pm

GCASL 4th Floor Chaplains’ Office Suite Lounge

Though a taboo around death prevented the ancient Israelite priests from coming near gravesites or dead bodies, even the priests were required to take part in burial and mourning rituals for their close relatives. What can Judaism teach us about mourning and memory? We will touch on just a few aspects of the rich tradition on the rituals and customs of mourning Jewishly. Bring your appetite; bring your voice.

Part of our weekly Lunch Forward: A Progressive Discussion of Jewish Life. Facilitated by Bronfman Center Rabbinic Intern Nikki DeBlosi (deblosi@nyu.edu).