Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn As a Jew

Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn As a Jew

by Anita Diamant

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Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn As a Jew by Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. Diamant guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and year that follow. There are chapters describing the traditional Jewish funeral and the customs of Shiva, the first week after death when mourners are comforted and cared for by community, friends, and family. She also explains the protected status of Jewish mourners, who are exempt from responsibilities of social, business, and religious life during Shloshim, the first thirty days. And she provides detailed instructions for the rituals of Yizkor and Yahrzeit, as well as chapters about caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the death of non-Jewish loved ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210880
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 364,601
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

ANITA DIAMANT’s books include Choosing a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and The Red Tent, a novel. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Hometown:

Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 27, 1951

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

M.A. in English, SUNY, Binghamton, NY, 1975; B.A. in Comparative Literature, Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO, 1973.

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