et-khem betokh she-ar aveilei tziyon veyerushalayim. May God comfort
you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem"
words said upon greeting a mourner
“On the death of a friend, we
should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task
of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our
friend's life also, in our own, to the world.”
- Henry David
Our NFTY community is here to support us in the best of
times, and in the most challenging of times. As we continue our Living NFTY
Initiative, we pause to learn about how we can help one another through times of
grief and mourning. Take a moment to read through our resources on grief and
America, you’re not supposed to cry, you have to be strong. But in traditional
Jewish culture, crying is accepted and valued. It isn’t seen as a sign of
pain- it’s a sign of healing and recovery.
-Phyllis Toback in