An Aramaic prayer recited in several iterations during a worship service. One iteration is Kaddish Yatom (Mourner’s Kaddish), which is recited by mourners (immediate family members) during the mourning period immediately following death, and on the yahrzeit (anniversary of a death).
Literally, “respect/honor for the dead.” In Jewish tradition, preparing a body and holding a prompt funeral are important ways to honor the deceased.
Seven-day mourning period that begins on the day of burial.
Sheva B'rachot, Sheva Berachot
"Seven blessings;" traditional blessings recited or chanted during a wedding ceremony, immediately after the exchange of rings.
"Commanded meal;" a festive meal that follows the fulfillment of a mitzvah, i.e., bar mitzvah, wedding, brit milah.
"Meal of condolence;" mourners' first meal upon returning from the ceremony; generally prepared by friends.
Individual who is given the honor of holding the baby during the bris ceremony.