- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Jewish Learning Group; 1st edition (December 31, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1891293214
- ISBN-13: 978-1891293214
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.2 ounces
A Source of Comfort and Practical Guidance, plus all necessary transliterated liturgy for the funeral and Shiva services. This wonderful pocket-sized book will guide you through the difficult times of illness and death, presenting Jewish tradition in a way that is both sensitive and instructive. Endorsed by leading rabbis, hospital chaplains, and family counselors, this all-in-one guide will help you know what to do when faced with these life-changing challenges. Written for Jews of all backgrounds, levels of observance, and understanding, this book is a fitting companion for family and friends, including visitors at the funeral and Shiva home. Includes: -An overview of life, illness, and death in Jewish thought. -Laws and customs for visiting the sick. -Jewish perspective on end-of-life issues (e.g. living wills, organ donations, etc.). -Dealing with the last moments of life what everyone should know. -Before the funeral, at the cemetery, following burial. -Mourner's Kaddish, Shiva, Shloshim, Yartzeit, and Yizkor. -All necessary liturgy, including Shiva Mincha (afternoon), Maariv (evening) prayer services, and Mishnayot, along with easy-to-read English transliteration and translation. -Inspirational readings and meditations.