Dating 101 shiva
Their behavior has left a bitter taste in my mouth for future shiva calls.Having recently sat shiva & having a friend who just lost a 24 year old son, I would amend the shiva visit time to 5-10 minutes unless you are close to the deceased or ones sitting shiva.They do not greet the visitors, rise for them, or see them out.When entering the house, you should not greet the mourners.My husband lost his brother after Purim and I was amazed at how many times my sister-in-law went through the whole story of hiss illness and Petirah!However, she seemed to find it cathartic although I don't know whether the children did.She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U. K., Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, Brown and Penn. Follow Lori on Twitter: @Lori Almost Live I have to pay a Shiva call this week.
we are ashkenzim but my brother A"H lived in a mixed community and befriended many Sephardim, mostly Greek origin.
(FYI - let's not forget that spharadim are Jewish as well).