Mourning: Before Death

Before Death

When it is clear that a person is transitioning from life to death, final words may be exchanged between the living, the dying, and the Holy One. Traditionally, the person who is transitioning recites vidui, concluding with the words of Shema. If they are not able to speak, a loved one may recite the words for them. We have created a meaningful and accessible vidui to help navigate these final moments, with language for both the dying and the loved ones, which you can find below in the appendix.