(Hebrew): A seven-day period of formal mourning observed after the funeral of a close relative.
Hebrew word for "seven", used to refer to the seven day period of mourning which is observed after the death of a parent, sibling or child.
Seven days of mourning after the burial of a close relative (as in, "to sit shiva"). See also abelut, shloshim.
Seven days of mourning after a person dies.
after a death in the family and once the funeral is over, the mourners 'sit shiva' for seven days at home. During this period, they sit on the floor and do not cook meals or carry out any of their community or work responsibilities. It is a period of intense mourning when other family members and close friends visit with gifts of food to help the family remember and mourn the dead.
(Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative; "the family is sitting shiva"
In Judaism, a 7-day period of mourning following the death of a relative.
Translates as “seven” and is usually used to refer to the seven-day mourning period following the burial of a close relative. Mourners sit on low chairs or stools – hence the expression to “sit shiva”.
Mourning period of seven days observed by family and friends of deceased
Means 'seven' and refers to the one week period of mourning following the death of a family member.
Lit. seven. The seven-day period of mourning after the burial of a close relative.
Shiv'ah (×©×‘×¢×” Hebrew: "seven") is the name for Judaism's week-long period of grief and mourning for the seven first-degree relatives: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, or spouse; grandparents and grandchildren are not included. As most regular activity is interrupted, the process of following the shiv'ah ritual is referred to as sitting shiva.