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What is Sitting Shiva?

Shiva is the Jewish period of mourning observed the first week after the funeral
of a parent, spouse, sibling, or child.

On the first day of sitting shiva, it is customary for mourners not to eat their own food. The first meal, which is called the “meal of  condolenceā€, is usually supplied by neighbors and friends to express their desire to provide consolation. Another, deeper psychological reason lies behind this gesture. It is recognized that the mourners have just experienced the trauma of burying their loved one  and eating signifies, “You must go on. You must affirm life and live.ā€ It is a mitzvah for visitors to send prepared food to  mourners, to assure there is plenty to eat as observant mourners may not cook or prepare food using heat. If the family observes traditional Jewish dietary laws only kosher foods should be sent. When family, friends and the Jewish Community help by providing for the needs of  mourners while they are sitting shiva, an atmosphere of love, caring and kindness is created.

Tower Deli of Fort Lauderdale & Davie Florida offers delivery of Shiva Meals & Shiva Catering throughout Fort Lauderdale & the Broward County area. Shiva Meals and Shiva Catering can be ordered and delivered the same day by calling 954.452.8202 and ask one of our Catering Specialists to assist you with your Shiva Meal or Shiva Platter needs and budget. Tower Deli of Fort Lauderdale & Davie Florida has been serving the Jewish Community for over 23 years delivering Shiva Meals and Shiva Catering.

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Here are Just a few Tower Deli Shiva Ideas

Deluxe Smoked Fish Platter
Large whitefish artfully carved and returned to the frame, fresh hand sliced Nova Scotia salmon, sliced baked kippered salmon, sable, whitefish salad, scallion cream cheese, plain cream cheese, garnished with black olives and bagels.

Classic Salad Platters
Tuna fish salad, whitefish salad, egg salad, baked salmon salad, cream cheese, scallion cream cheese, health salad, garnished with black olives and bagels.

Deluxe Fish Salad Platter
Whitefish salad, tuna salad, herring salad, egg salad, scallion cream cheese, regular cream cheese, pickled herring, gefilte fish tidbits with horseradish, garnished with black olives and bagels.

Traditional Deli Platter
Pastrami, Corned Beef, Turkey Breast, Roast Beef, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Sour and Half Sour Pickles, Sour Tomatoes, Rye Bread, Russian Dressing and Mustard, All food beautifully displayed on expertly decorated platters. We use All First Cut Meats.

Assorted Pastry Trays

Sliced Fresh Fruit Platters

Assorted Cubed Cheeses with Fresh Fruit, Crackers and all displayed artistically in baskets.

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2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

Live well. Eat well.