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Now, in this thoroughly revised and expanded edition, Rabbi Lamm explores a wide range of new issues and questions that Jews of the twenty-first century must address. Special consideration is given to the subjects of organ donation, autopsy, the question of a woman's right to say Kaddish, mourning practices as they relate to the stillborn, the permissibility of converts to Judaism to mourn their Gentile parents, and the bereavement rights of individuals who by Jewish law are not required to mourn but who nonetheless wish to express their grief in accordance with Jewish tradition.
In addition to exploring the sensitive issues that the contemporary mourner must confront, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning is remarkable in that it gently leads the mourner through the corridors of Jewish law and teaches the aching heart how to express its pain in love and respect so that it might begin on the road to eventual healing.
About the Authors:
Rabbi Maurice Lamm is the author of five major books, President of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, and Professor at RIETS at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he holds the Chair in Professional Rabbinics. He was the rabbi of one of the largest Orthodox synagogues in the United States, Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills.
Rabbi Lamm's newest publications are The Power of Hope and a CD-ROM entitled Love and Marriag. He is most popularly known for his The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, first issued in 1969 and considered one of the best Jewish books of the year by The New York Time. Rabbi Lamm has also authored The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage, Becoming a Jew, and Living Torah in America.
Maurice Lamm was awarded an honorary doctorate by Yeshiva University, from which he holds a B. A., M. A., and rabbinic ordination. He has served on the faculty of Stern College for Women, was field director of Military Chaplains, and traveled for the U. S. Department of Defense with the civilian equivalent of Major General. His chaplaincy duties took him around the world. One of his most important contributions has been the creation of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.
"An essential book for libraries."--Library Journal.
Posted May 17, 2002
After reading Dr. Lamm's book gave me and is still giving me guidance and support during my mourning period. I just lost my father and feel in my heart that the right things have to be done even though I am not a religious man. I am following the customs as prescribed in the book which institutes feelings as a better person and a better son.
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Posted January 7, 2004
This book is the only book to read if G-d forbid you lose a loved one. It is insightful and wonderfully written as are all of Rabbi Lamm's books. He has done a wonderful service for the Jewish community.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.