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What might I expect when making a shiva call? What should I bring?

Answered by
Rabbi Daniel B. Syme
Shiva is a time when we reminisce, remember, recapture memories of a loved one. As such, what we usually do during a condolence call is to listen to those memories that the mourner wishes to share or to talk about other subjects initiated by the mourner that may have nothing to do with his or her loss.