Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning

Product Number: EB00167693
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307828255
Publisher: Schocken
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Description

Forward by Sherwin B. Nuland As Jack Riemer demonstrates in this collection of Jewish resources for mourning and healing, the Jewish tradition has much to offer those who seek its help in time of need. Here are personal as well as practical writings by contemporary authors about the Shivah period, Kaddish, Yizkor, Yahrzeit, and less familiar practices to honor the dead and comfort the living. Some writers describe new rituals that were created to fill special needs. Others raise questions about the tradition: Do Jews believe in an afterlife? How do we mourn the stillborn child? Should we always strive to prolong life? Reflections on these and other issues related to death and dying make this an indispensable resource for coping with some of life's most difficult and sacred moments.

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Author(s): Jack Riemer
Original Publish Date: Nov 28, 2012

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