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Tearing the Garments
Keriah - Tearing the Garments

     It is a Jewish custom to tear one's garment, generally near the heart, upon hearing the news that a close relative such as a parent, sibling, or child has died. This torn garment is worn throughout the seven-day mourning period, called shiva. It symbolizes the grief we feel when a loved one has been torn from us. Keriah is the Hebrew word meaning 'tearing' and the jarring sound of the actual fiber of our outer clothing being ripped echoes the raw inner wound of our hearts.

For our hearts, which are torn, we perform this act of KERIAH.

The wound may be healed, but the scar never completely disappears.

There is a time to rend the garments, and a time to mend it.

     - Ecclesiastes 3:7
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