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I have a question about shiva.

I am reading and the males say something like it is time to break the stitching. So the men tear the stitching on the coats apart but not completely.

Is this practice still done and what is the importance of doing this action?
Thank you for your insight

 
Dardenella

Asked by Dardenella at 11:18 PM on Apr. 3, 2013 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • you spelled it correctly. however in regards to Jews it is commonly called "Sitting Shiva" because we are supposed to sit on low wooden chairs. We are also supposed to cover all of the mirrors.

    It is very important to the healing process to focus on nothing but the mourning for 7 days (not even our appearance) . Then we are better able to cope with our everyday lives.
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 11:34 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • I thought Shiva was a Hindu deity... considered the Supreme God within Hinduism.
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:25 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • simple explaination


     


    depending on the level of observance it may be a symbolic piece of torn fabric. yes. it is still done either literally or symbolically.

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 11:26 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • Interesting feralxat
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:28 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • Shiva is a hindu God but 


    Shiva is also a Jewish mourning period lasting 7 days

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 11:29 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • I may have speltled it wrong It is the time of mourning
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 11:30 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • The article was very informing thank you.
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 11:33 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • In the back of my mind I had the idea of healing but could not remember, Thankyou so much.
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 11:39 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

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