Jewish Mourner's Book of Why

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Comprehensive volume on Jewish death and mourning. Question-and-answer format explores the laws, observances and customs that relate to Jewish mourning. Includes a special inspirational section and readings for the bereaved.

About the Author
Alfred J. Kolatch, a graduate of the Teachers' Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of ...
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Overview

Comprehensive volume on Jewish death and mourning. Question-and-answer format explores the laws, observances and customs that relate to Jewish mourning. Includes a special inspirational section and readings for the bereaved.

About the Author
Alfred J. Kolatch, a graduate of the Teachers' Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa. From 1941 to 1948 he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States Army.

Rabbi Kolatch has authored more than fifty books, the most popular of which are the best-selling Jewish Book of Why and Second Jewish Book of Why, The Jewish Mourner's Book of Why, The New Name Dictionary, The Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names, The Family Seder, and The Jewish Child's First Book of Why. His most recent works are Great Jewish Quotations: By Jews and About Jews, The Presidents of the United States & the Jews, What Jews Say About God, and Masters of the Talmud: Their Lives and Views.

In addition to his scholarly work, Rabbi Kolatch has served as president of the Association of Jewish Chaplains of the Armed Forces and as vice-president of the interdenominational Military Chaplains Association of the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

Jewish Funeral Director
Anyone seeking answers to this timely topic will be treated to the most interesting and thought-provoking interpretations.
Library Journal
Highly recommended for all libraries.
The Jewish Spectator
A scholarly and authoritative source . . . essential for Jews of all denominations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824603823
  • Publisher: David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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