Dead Words, Jewish Learning, Mourning, Podcast, Uncategorized

Episode 05: Teach Me Something with Rabbi Jessica Minnen

A few months back, I wrote a blog post exploring the word "onen", someone who is in a state of deep grief immediately following the death of a loved one, before the burial. After I published the blog I learned that the word had another meaning in modern Hebrew: "someone who masturbates". This led to… Continue reading Episode 05: Teach Me Something with Rabbi Jessica Minnen

Dead Words, Death, Dying, Mourning

Dead Language: Onen

There are many words and terms associated with Jewish death and dying. In “Dead Language” I’ll highlight a word associated with Jewish death and dying and explore it in some depth. Feel free to leave your own reflections and thoughts below. Onen (oh-nen) Origin: HebrewNoun: The name given to a person who’s loved one has died,… Continue reading Dead Language: Onen