Mourning via Zoom is hard. We want to hear how you are handling funerals, shiva, and grief.
Whether covid-related or not, death is not on pause like the rest of the country. But without the ability to gather for shiva or funerals, and even graveside ceremonies often limited to the immediate family watching safely from their cars, grief has taken on new dimensions of difficulty.
We want to know how you and your family are approaching mourning during this time, whether it's Zoom shiva calls, distanced burials or simply postponing memorials, and how you're observing and processing loss. Please also send photographs of your lost loved ones, and/or your mourning rituals, to
We'll publish a selection of responses in the coming days.
The Forward Staff
Have you lost loved ones during the weeks of social-distancing? Please share their name and relationship to you.
If you lost someone close, how did you handle the burial? What about shiva or other mourning rituals?
If you have not lost anyone close, but have attended virtual funerals or shivas, please share any details here.
Did it feel meaningful? What surprised you about the experience?
Are you planning any kind of memorial observance or gathering once social-distancing rules are relaxed?
Are there any other ways you are processing loss in this time?
Please share any story or memory you'd like of your lost loved one.
Your name, age, hometown, and contact information
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