Audio: What is the point of shivah and the other periods of mourning?


When I sat shivah for my father, these interesting questions came up. What is the point of shivah and the other periods of mourning?
7/17/2012, 5:55 PM

A7 Radio's "ASK THE RABBI!" with Rabbi Pinchas Winston
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Rabbi Pinchas Winston is an international lecturer and acclaimed author, having published more than 25 works about Judaism. His special focus is on 'geula b'rachamim' or 'redemption through mercy'.  His website,  www.ThirtySix.org , offers videos, essays and a his library of books he has authored.   To send Rabbi Winston your questions to be answered on the show, email:  PWinston@ThirtySix.org
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