shivah

[ UK /ʃˈɪvɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative
    the family is sitting shiva
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How To Use shivah In A Sentence

  • It took me years to open the brown envelope my great aunt Harriet slipped into my hand after the seven days of shivah had passed and I was returning home to New York. History of a Suicide
  • Papa wanted to continue the prayers, I think, but she asked our neighbors to leave and ended the shivah two days early, which began an argument with my father, who went to the Spanish War shortly after, and has not returned. Deadly
  • After the funeral and a week of shivah had passed, I returned to New York. History of a Suicide
  • The Jewish traditions around sitting shivah, the seven-day mourning period after a death, make sense to me: The Suffering of Others
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