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

Interview, Podcast, Resources for Dying

Episode 01: Dan Fendel

As I start this project, I'm reaching out to people who are connected to the end of life experience (whether professionally or through personal experience) and having conversations that are important, exciting, generative, and beautiful. It's become clear that what I am learning/hearing should be recorded and shared. Photograph of a microphone, headphones, and flowers… Continue reading Episode 01: Dan Fendel

Dying

Three People

There are three people whose stories have become central to why I want to learn more about dying. They are my daughter and the story of her entrance into this world, and my maternal grandparents, my Bubbe and  Zayde, and the stories of their exit from this world.  My daughter was born this past May… Continue reading Three People