Cover Photo: Two trays of homemade confections usually offered to Jewish families sitting shiva
Photograph courtesy of the author

After Sitting Shiva in the Pandemic, What Comes Next?

The grief of the pandemic era is ongoing. What happens if everyone is sitting shiva at once?

When will you visit me?

As soon as I’m vaccinatedAs soon as I’m vaccinated When Covid ends


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Rachel Zarrow is a writer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, BUST, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, The San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. She is at work on a novel. Find her online at @rachroobear and or follow her newsletter at