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Shiva Sympathy FAQ

  Q: What is shiva? A: Shiva is an age-old Jewish custom. Shiva is a seven day mourning period. It is done by the closest family members of the one who has passed on. The mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, son and daughter will sit on low chairs and grieve the loss of their loved one. The seven-day count begins immediately after the burial.   Q: What is the purpose of sitting shiva? A: Sitting shiva allows the mourner to grieve. It allows others to comfort the mourner. It gives the mourner the time and space to acknowledge their pain and loss. It can allow for the beginning of emotional healing for this deep loss.   Q: How do you...

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