The grieving process involves numerous psychological, cultural and religious components, including important mourning practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have been forced to experience loss differently than they might have expected.
When a loved one dies, people will often practice certain grieving rituals to honor the dead and comfort the living. Ari Schwarzberg, rabbi-in-residence at Pepperdine, discusses various mourning practices in Judaism.
Members of the Pepperdine community search for faith connections in their hometown congregations. As worship communities adjust, religious officials look to the future role of virtual worship.
Rabbi in Residence Ari Schwarzberg enriches Jewish and Christian students’ learning experience with mentorship and convocation opportunities.