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Author Topic: Levels of Ritual Participation  (Read 6315 times)
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« Reply #8: May 31, 2007, 01:31:22 am »

What is "sitting shiva"?

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe it's the death watch.  In my family we call it sitting vigil.  A group of family and friends will take turns sitting with the one who is dying, trading off to eat and sleep.  That way no-one dies alone if we can help it.

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That's how the light gets in

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