Cover of: Saying Kaddish | Anita Diamant

About the Book

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-252) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
296.4/45
Library of Congress
BM712 .D53 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 266p. ;
Number of pages
266

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL356782M
Internet Archive
sayingkaddishhow00diam
ISBN 10
0805241493
LC Control Number
98016646
OCLC/WorldCat
38842127
Library Thing
502128
Goodreads
533956
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