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by Anita Diamant

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    irisrose: Excellent journey through loss and mourning traditions and beliefs in the Jewish faith.
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I normally don't like Anita Diamant's books but this was surprisingly good. I think it covers almost everything one would need for the death and dying process. This is going to be quite helpful in my pararabbi program. ( )
  melsmarsh | Jul 24, 2013 |
NO OF PAGES: 266 SUB CAT I: Death/Bereavement SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: 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.NOTES: Purchased from Amazon Marketplace. SUBTITLE: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead & Mourn As a Jew
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
NO OF PAGES: 266 SUB CAT I: Death/Bereavement SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: The Jewish traditions that surround death and bereavement create a space and time where grief is given its due and healing can begin. With knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity that have made her on e of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life, Anita Diamant shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. In this book, Diamant explains the wisdom encoded in the ancient prayer of Kaddish - providing contemporary alternatives as well as traditional versions - and 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. Comprehensive, insightful, and wise, "Saying Kaddish" provides indispensable guidance and solace from the wisdom of a caring tradition.NOTES: Purchased at Half Price Books. SUBTITLE: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead & Mourn As a Jew
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
When my Mom died I felt this book to be a comfort. I felt removed from temple and this enabled me to find a way back in. A good education tool for those both Jewish and non-Jewsih regarding rites and rituals in the Jewish faith. ( )
  irisrose | Jan 4, 2011 |
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"In the past, when a Jew died, no one asked, 'When should we schedule the funeral?' or 'How much would you like to spend on the casket?' or 'Where will she be buried?'"

The law and the synagogue had ready answers to all of these questions, as Anita Diamant notes in Saying Kaddish. Yet today, Jews must grapple with dozens of questions that make the process of grief difficult to understand in religious terms--questions such as, "How can I, as a Jew-by-choice, mourn for my Catholic father or my Baptist sister?" Diamant's book guides readers to make responsible decisions about how to honor the dead with integrity. Her practical advice is complemented by personal reflections and historical explanations, in a book that will help readers find their way, and make them feel less alone, in the excruciatingly lonely process of grief. --Michael Joseph Gross

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Diamant shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. She 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. She describes the traditional Jewish funeral, and includes sections on caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the death of non-Jewish loved ones.… (more)

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