Inspirational Death Quotes

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Quotes about Death and Grief
to Help You in Times of Loss

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What good are inspirational death quotes?
Sometimes, it seems like there are no words
that can help in times of loss and grief.
But still, we must try to comfort the mourner and ourselves.
During the sad time following a funeral,
these inspirational death quotes
and quotations on mourning, loss and grief
will help you console mourners
and the soul of the one who has died.


Death Quotes and Grief Quotes

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There will be a time when all of the pieces will fit together
and we will understand the reason for the pain.

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Pick yourself up out of yourself
and feel what somebody else is feeling.

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By our presence and our words
we help the mourner feel less alone
and invite the mourner to still be part of society.

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You have to find a place to put the pain.
A philosophy, words of comfort, positive action.
Giving charity and doing a mitzvah
in the name of the one who has died
can elevate the soul of the departed.

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Jewish Funeral and Mourning Customs

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Stage One
The line that is formed at the burial
Stage Two
The meal of consolation
State Three
The seven days of mourning.

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The meal of consolation shows the mourner
the concern of the community.
The mourners are not allowed to eat their own food
on the day of the burial.

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The first three days are designated for crying,
the most intense period of mourning.
No work can be done by the mourner.
Many people do not come to console the mourner.
during the first three days unless they are close
to the mourner or there is a need.

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Do not greet or distract the mourner from his or her grief.
Nodding the head is allowed.
Saying Mazel Tov for a Simcha and shaking hands is allowed.

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Quotes About Death
and Other Jewish Mourning Customs

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Consoling mourners and
consoling the soul of the one who has died:

What do you do?
Walk in and sit down without a greeting.
Do not start a conversation until the mourner does
or if it is too difficult for the mourner to begin.
A sign is considered the beginning of conversation.

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When you leave say:

Ha’makom yinachem etchem be’soch shar avehei Tzion ve’Yerushalim.
“May the Omnipresent console you
among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”
The mourner answers: Amen

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Can the Mitzvah of comforting be done on the phone?
Yes, but one can only comfort the mourner on the phone,
not the one who has died.

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Mourning and Children

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Should a child go to the funeral or eulogy?
Every child is different, has different needs
and different reactions.
The child might be traumatized,
but trauma can be reversed with therapy.

If you deny a child the opportunity
to attend the burial of a loved one -
that can never be reversed.

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Inspirational quotes on death and Jewish mourning customs
adapted from a lecture, “The Shiva Call and Beyond”;
Death Quotes on Its laws, spirit, and process;
by Dr. Norman Blumenthal and Rabbi Nachum Sauer; 2003

© 2008 Rae Ekman Shagalov All rights reserved.



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