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So That Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them

So That Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them

by Jack Reimer
     
 

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Ethical wills try to sum up what people have learned in life, and what they want most for, and from, their loved ones. This unique combination of "What Is" and "How To" shows how to prepare an ethical will and provides as guides examples of ethical wills written by nearly 100 famous and ordinary people. Includes a topical index to help you write your own ethical

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Ethical wills try to sum up what people have learned in life, and what they want most for, and from, their loved ones. This unique combination of "What Is" and "How To" shows how to prepare an ethical will and provides as guides examples of ethical wills written by nearly 100 famous and ordinary people. Includes a topical index to help you write your own ethical will.
"While the book is written from a Jewish viewpoint, its principles can easily be adapted by people of other faiths."
-The Los Angeles Times

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Library Journal
This is a revised edition of Ethical Wills ( LJ 6/15/83). Ethical wills, in contrast to testamentary ones, do not need to be drawn by a lawyer and do not transmit tangible objects. They are a Jewish tradition of passing on the wisdom of a life, more often than not a life of hardship. The book begins with wills from the 18th century, which pass on each writer's religious passions. Next come the heartbreaking cries of Holocaust victims on scraps of paper tucked into cracks in the walls, or even scratched into walls; in their brevity they speak volumes. Wills from the land of Israel follow, informed by a sense of love and duty for a new homeland. The sampling of modern wills are more lighthearted: Sam Levenson leaves his grandchildren and, by implication, us ``some four-letter words for all occasions: give, care, love . . . .'' Each entry is preceded by a short profile of its writer. A guide to writing these wills concludes this uplifting book.-- Gerda Haas, Holocaust Human Rights Ctr. of Maine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879045347
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
411,515
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Elie Wiesel
...will enrich all those who will read it and meditate upon its infinite wisdom.
Harold S. Kushner
Fascinating and informative.

Meet the Author

Rabbi Jack Riemer, a well-known author and speaker, has conducted many workshops and seminars to help people learn about the inspiring tradition of ethical wills and to prepare their own. He is rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah in Boca Raton, Florida, and the head of the National Rabbinic Network, a support system for rabbis across all denominational lines. He is editor of The World of the High Holy Days (Bernie Books) and Wrestling with the Angel (Schocken).

Rabbi Jack Riemer is available to speak on the following topics:

  • So That Your Values Live On
  • The Ethics of Fund Raising
  • Wisdom For the End of Life
  • David, Bathsheba and Woody Allen
  • Portrait of Elijah

Dr. Nathaniel Stampfer served Spertus Institute for many years as dean, vice president for academic affairs and professor of Jewish education.

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