What Is a “Mi Shebeirakh”?
June 12, 2018
June, 13th, 2018 The Rabbi’s Assistant answers questions that someone might be too shy to ask. Near the end of the Torah reading part of a service, someone pulls out a “Mi Shebeirakh” list. Just what is that? We colloquially make these words into a noun or an adjective - we say a “Mi Shebeirakh” […]
What Are All These Words About Mourning?
June 11, 2018
June, 8th, 2018 The Rabbi’s Assistant answers questions that someone might be too shy to ask. When, in the course of life, someone passes away, Jewish tradition has many words which get bandied about. Here are a few, may you be blessed not to have to use them. Let’s jump right in, after a person […]