Sitting shiva is the term used to refer to the traditional period of mourning and grief in the Jewish tradition. The family members are expected to mourn seven days although there are some people who mourn for a shorter period. During this time, those who visit the mourners to pay respect are expected to bring Shiva Platters not just for the mourning family but for the community as well.
For those who will be attending shiva for the first time, you must acknowledge that it is a very important time that must be respected. It is important that you know what to do, what to expect, and what to avoid. The one thing you must remember when visiting a shiva house is that you need to nourish and show your support by bringing in Shiva Platters.
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 Platters.
For those who do not know what to bring to a shiva, there are many Shiva Platters with an assortment of delicious treats? Here at Shiva Deliva, we offer you the convenience of buying ready-made shiva platters to bring to a shiva house. Feel free to call us now if you want more information about our shiva offerings.
We are sorry for your loss and hope to help you and your family through your mourning period.
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