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About the author
Jack Riemer is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah in West Boca Raton, Florida.
Forward by Sherwin B. Nuland
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. less
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; November 2012 ISBN 9780307828255 Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning
Author: Jack Riemer