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What is Sitting Shiva?

Death is a difficult yet inevitable part of life. No one wants to deal with it, but it’s something we must do. And when we experience the death of a loved one, such as a parent, spouse, sibling, or child, life can come to a grinding halt.  Therefore, it’s critical to have ways of coping with this loss and moving on. Not doing so could dig you deep into a depression and make it hard to keep living life. Almost every culture around the world has a different tradition or custom for dealing with death.  For Jews, this is known as shiva, or “sitting shiva.” It’s an important part of Jewish life, but it’s not always known, even by Jews....

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