"Shiva" is Hebrew for "seven" and in this stage of mourning, the close relatives of the deceased sit and mourn the loss of their relative for a week after the funeral. As the mourners remain at home to sit shiva, this is the time for friends to visit and offer them comfort by bringing food in Shiva Baskets.
Shiva begins after the funeral and ends on the morning of the seventh day. Families often specify the times during which they will be receiving guests, and it is important to respect those requests. If no time is given, you can pop in during the day or early evening. Aside from the visiting hours, you also need to be aware that you are expected to come in bearing food prepared as Shiva Baskets.
Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are mourning a loved one, but it does happen throughout our lives. During the Shiva, people may choose to bring or send food or snacks to the Shiva house to help console the mourners, as well as provide food to others visiting. Having a central location where family and friends can see what food needs/desires have been designated for specific periods of time during the Shiva can be a great comfort for the mourners.
The Shiva Deliva Registry allows the mourner (or a representative from the family) set up a calendar of Shiva calls and insert what types of meals and for how many people items are requested for and then how much of these have been fulfilled. Registrants can select preferred local suppliers for which they would like to receive food from. Secondly, Shiva Deliva understands that family and friends are not always close by. By having a directory of shiva restaurants, delis and groceries, it is easier to send food items such as Shiva Baskets to the Shiva house.
There are many traditions for a shiva home but perhaps one of the most commonly observed is the guests bringing in food when they come to visit. If you need help in choosing and preparing the appropriate Shiva Baskets you want to bring, feel free to contact Shiva Deliva now.
We are sorry for your loss and hope to help you and your family through your mourning period.
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