A Jewish Mourner's Handbook

Co-authored by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

KTAV Publishing House, 1991


Over the centuries, Judaism has developed specific rites and rituals which respect the dead and express compassionate concern for the living. The Jewish laws of mourning are built into a community structure which is designed to provide a firm footing in the face of loss.

This easy-to-follow guide for the bereaved answers questions that mourners have been asking for years: Customs and rituals, burial, mourning and post-mourning observances. The appendix includes prayers, meditations, visiting the cemetary, reflections and readings.


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