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In the Torah portion of “Chukat” (Numbers 19:1-22:1), among the many episodes covered, including Moses’ punishment for hitting the rock, are the saddening accounts of death of Aaron and Miriam, Moses’ brother and sister.

In this webinar, we will discuss Jewish practices in death and mourning, especially the lesser-known customs and their reasons.

Who invented the 7-day Shiva period? Why are mirrors covered in a house of mourning? What is special about the first meal a mourner eats after the burial of a loved one?

What is the meaning of the famous Kaddish prayer and who recites it if the deceased had no children?

Rabbi Enkin has the answers to these and many other questions you always had about the Jewish way of mourning.