Archive for the ‘Mishnah’ Category

Can I pay someone to say Kaddish or study Mishnah for my aunt and uncle or is it only allowed for parents?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

By all means; generating merit is not limited to parents. It is not even limited to relatives. Opportunities abound to benefit the soul of basically anyone that the performer or sponsor of the deed desires.

 

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Why do mourners need to recite Kaddish? What is the difference between Kaddish and Kiddush?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Charles Friedman, Boca Raton, Florida

Kiddush and Kaddish are two separate prayers, recited on different occasions, and serve different functions. But they do have a common denominator. (more…)

Can you explain what “shivah” means?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Joyce P. Smiles, Indianapolis, Indiana

Shivah” refers to the first stage of mourning following the loss of a close relative.  (more…)