Stages of Mourning


Avelut, a Hebrew word meaning "lamenting," refers to the mourning period following interment. A mourner during this period is called an avel. Avelut, which follows aninut, encompasses the mourning customs of shivah, sheloshim, and, when a parent has died, the entire twelve-month mourning period.

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Funeral Customs

Shiva

Stages of Mourning

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