What do you say to someone who lost a loved one in Hebrew?
Shelo ted’u od tza’ar
If so, you might comfort them with this Hebrew phrase, which means “That you should know no further sorrow.” The mourner may grieve their loss, while also taking comfort in the knowledge that their parent is at peace, and they no longer have to watch them suffer.
What do you say in a shiva house?
It is a mitzvah to visit a house of mourning during Shiva. We visit to offer friendship and sympathy to the mourner. It is customary to say to the mourners: Ha-Makom ye-nachem etchem be-toch she’ar avelay Tziyon vi-Yerushala’yim. May the Lord comfort you together with all mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”
What can you not say at a shiva house?
WHAT NOT TO SAY
- “How are you?” (They’re not so good.)
- “I know how you feel.” (No you don’t. …
- “At least she lived a long life.” (Longer would have been better.)
- “It’s good that you have other children,” or, “Don’t worry, you’ll have more.” (The loss of a child, no matter what age, is completely devastating.)
What is appropriate to bring to a shiva call?
What should I bring to shiva? Bring food that can easily be served and shared. Avoid food that requires work on the part of the mourners. Kosher cookies, cakes, candies, nuts are all welcome at shiva as long as they are crowd pleasers and easy to serve.
What do you write in a shiva card?
A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:
- Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
- Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
- With deepest sympathy for your loss.
- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.