Articles By Dr. Ron Wolfson

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    Dr. Ron Wolfson

    Dr. Ron Wolfson is the Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University and the president of Synagogue 3000.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      The Casket, or Aron

      The rabbis mandated a simple wooden coffin to equalize people in death and to enable the return to dust.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Death and Special Issues of the Body

      An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      How to Make a Shiva Call

      Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      The Hanukkiyah (Menorah)

      There is great leeway in the appearance of the Hanukkah lamp.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      The Funeral, or Levaya

      A Jewish funeral is held as quickly as possible after death and usually includes readings, a eulogy, and a special memorial prayer.


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