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Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning
     

Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning

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by Jack Riemer (Editor), Sherwin B. Nuland (Foreword by), Sherwin B. Nuland
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815607335
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Jewish Studies
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,362,417
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Riemer is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah in West Boca Raton, Florida.

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Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book one year after my father passed away and was somehow healed through the wisdom of this book. One never knows where healing is going to come from.