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Beyond the Tears: Helping Jewish Kids Cope With Death PB

Beyond the Tears: Helping Jewish Kids Cope With Death PB

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This book serves as a way for young people to pour out their feelings in a constructive, self-fulfilling manner. Using real-life examples, the author shows how others have coped with death. Includes information on Jewish mourning practices, the answer to questions kids frequently ask about bereavement, and a Memory Book that helps bridge the past to the present and the future.
CONSOLATION P/B

CONSOLATION P/B

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In this, his sequel to the best-selling The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (over 350,000 copies sold), Rabbi Lamm helps mourners not just get through their grief, but also grow through it. He gently steers mourners on the path that allows their sorrow to teach them important lessons about life. And he shows consolers how to listen and speak with their hearts so that they can provide real comfort to others. His marvelous insights on the days of shiva, the year of kaddish, and the lovingkindness of others reveal the richness and true purpose of Jewish mourning rituals and customs. They prepare us to receive consolation and ready us for the journey that will take us beyond grief. His "Words for a Loss When at a Loss for Words" is a treasury of readings for finding and giving comfort by transforming the spiritual ideas of an ancient faith into contemporary language. Here there are stories and fables that illuminate our complicated lives, meditations from the depths of human experience, and a gallery of unforgettable images that speak to our souls during times of loss. Maurice Lamm is the author of many books, including The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning. He is the president of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, and Professor at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he holds the chair in Professional Rabbinics. For years he served as rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills, CA.
FROM THIS WORLD TO THE NEXT

FROM THIS WORLD TO THE NEXT

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From This World to the Next is a comprehensive guide to Jewish mourning unlike any other. Translated from his widely used Hebrew volume, this work guides mourners, their families, and community members throughout the entire process, from making arrangements with the burial society or funeral home, to the halakhot and instructions of mourning for the entire year, to practical suggestions and insights for supporting the bereaved and instructions for subsequent yahrtzeit services. Rabbi Goldman also addresses sensitive and controversial topics such as suicide, organ donation, wills, inheritance, estate planning, and exhuming a grave.
Funeral and Cemetery Handbook

Funeral and Cemetery Handbook

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A straightforward and practical guide, this handbook provides halachic procedures for funerals, burial, erecting a monument, and selected laws of mourning. Convenient for use by rabbis and laymen, the appropriate services include complete instructions, as well as the service in Hebrew and English. Of particular interest are the moving Hebrew prayers to be said on yarhzeits and other cemetery visits, including special prayers requesting that one be granted children and be able to raise them well, entreaties on behalf of the sick, requests for guidance before the wedding of one's own child, and prayers for a ba'al teshuvah to recite at the grave of a tzaddik.

GESHER HACHAIM 2V SET

GESHER HACHAIM 2V SET

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Gesher Hachayim- Bridge of Life

Gesher Hachayim- Bridge of Life

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A treatise on Life viewed as a bridge between past and future
by the Gaon
Harav Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky of blessed momory
Good Mourning

Good Mourning

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JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, shell-shocked and numb, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach got the news that his father had died. There were so many details to attend to - and as soon as the funeral was over, his obligation to say Kaddish began. Three times a day, every day, for eleven months, he would need to assemble a quorum of ten to say the Jewish mourning prayer for his father... while much of the world was in lockdown. With sensitivity, wisdom, humility, and even a liberal dose of his trademark humor, Rabbi Shmuley takes us through his year of mourning and shares the lessons learned. This moving book touches on universal themes about grief, love, and how to move on with life after the deepest loss
Holding It Together

Holding It Together

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One morning eighteen years ago, my husband z”l, a professor of psychology and a gifted artist, and I walked through a door that took us into a parallel universe, as strange as Oz or Hogwarts. The entry was quick, almost instantaneous... with just a single 

 

moment of clarity, an awareness dawned that something was terribly wrong and that our lives would never be the same again.

 

 

 

So begins Holding it Together, a unique blend of memoir and self-help. It depicts the author's struggle to care for her husband, who develops a rare dementia while just in his early sixties.

 

 

 

Incorporating her own story as well as those of other caregivers and widows, Holding it Together portrays the physical, psychological, and spiritual challenges of caring for a loved one, the pain of loss, and the realities of widowhood. It is laced with pathos and humor, insights and stories that will make you laugh and cry while giving a deep, inside look into this most difficult challenge.  Above all, Holding it Together offers practical advice for day-to-day survival and advocacy for your loved one.

 

 

 

A retired professor of English, Joan Zlotnick's publications include numerous scholarly articles, a non-fiction book on the literature of New York City, a novel, Griefwriting, and a column in Mishpacha Magazine on caregiving and grief. She and her daughter-in-law, Grunny Zlotnick, are currently editing an anthology of essays on Ahavas Yisrael.

I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

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I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me: A Book for Teens Who Have Lost a Parent Teens who have lost a parent find themselves in a unique circumstance – not quite children anymore, but still navigating their growing-up years without the support of their deceased parent(s). I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me looks teens in the eye, explores their unique struggles and feelings and offers tailor-made comfort, encouragement, and practical guidance for their journey toward healing and growth. Written by seasoned author Miriam Ribiat, with the editorial input of Tali Arieff, LCSW, RPT, the book guides teens through the grieving process and related emotions; presents real-life scenarios and practical suggestions; elucidates halachos and customs related to aveilus, yahrtzeit, etc.; and empowers readers with aliyas neshamah opportunities. Recommended by: Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Darchei Torah Noted psychologist Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Director OHEL Center for Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response Mrs. Sarah Rivkah Kohn, Founder and Director, LINKS

Jewish Mourner's Book of Why- pb

Jewish Mourner's Book of Why- pb

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Utilizes a question and answer format to explain the whys and wherefores of Jewish death and mourning rites and rituals.
Jewish Mourner's Companion

Jewish Mourner's Companion

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A source of comfort and guidance for mourners, families, and friends. Presenting Jewish tradition in a way that is both sensitive and instructive. Includes complete transliterated Mincha and Maariv services.
Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

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This is a very detailed guide to the traditional aspects of Jewish observances of Death and Mouring. It is a must for every Jew -- Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or un-affiliated!
MOURNERS COMPANION PBK 2nd Edition

Mourner's Companion Paperback 2nd Edition

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One In A Minyan

One In A Minyan

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One in a Minyan is a collection of stories about the dedication and determination of a son to say Kaddish for his father. After the death of his father, the author sets out on a quest to learn all he can about Judaism, customs, observances, and holidays to honor his father in a proper Jewish manner while at the same time attempting to overcome the challenges, conflicts, and struggles of his everyday life.

This journey was a difficult one for the author who considered himself to be an average Conservative Jewish American. It was not his journey alone. It entailed a change not only to his lifestyle, but the lifestyle of his entire family as well. Restrictions and time limits that were never present before suddenly appeared.

As difficult as the day-to-day lifestyle changes became, there were certain minyans that stood out. They were true tests of dedication. There were times during the year when unplanned things just happened. Things you just cannot avoid which prevent you from getting to a minyan ... unless ... you really make it your business to not let anyone or anything get in your way.

These are the stories in this book. Some are funny and some are sad but all are true. Join the author on this journey as he becomes One in a Minyan.

Orphaned Adult: Confronting the Death of a Parent

Orphaned Adult: Confronting the Death of a Parent

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A compassionate discussion of how adults confront the death of their parents.
To Mourn a Child: Jewish Responses to Neonatal and Childhood Death

To Mourn a Child: Jewish Responses to Neonatal and Childhood Death

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In the realm of human experience, the death of a child is surely one of the most emotionally wrenching events. For a parent, the grief and pain are unendurable. In this book, Jeffrey Saks and Joel Wolowelsky have assembled an anthology which consists primarily of personal accounts written by parents who experienced the death of a child. In addition, there are essays by rabbis and healthcare professionals and selections from traditional Jewish sources. These are emotional pieces, as the parents describe the roller coaster of emotions, the bottomless grief, and the eventual coming to terms with the inevitable. Each story is moving, each tragedy is unique. Collectively, they help us imagine the unimaginable. It is not easy to read this book, but once you start, it will be hard for you to put it down as you are drawn in by each deeply personal narrative. Written by ordinary people from all walks of life, these selections are eloquent testimony to the strength of the human spirit and the redemptive power of Judaism.

Halochos of Aveilus (Practical Halacha) Hardcover

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The halachos governing mourning are complex and detailed but they can provide much needed support and guidance during this most painful time. This book fills these needs by clarifying--in an easy-to-follow, organized fashion--all of the relevant laws. Rabbi Wagschal also provides comfort and consolation for those who ve lost a loved one
Practical halachic guidance and heartfelt support are exactly what a mourner needs during one of life's most painful times. Halochos of Aveilus, by Rabbi Shaul Wagschal, fills these needs by clarifying--in an easy-to-follow, organized fashion--all of the relevant laws, including:
 
 
 
The last moments of life
The funeral
Shiva
Shloshim and the year of mourning
Rabbi Wagschal also provides comfort and consolation when dealing with such difficult subjects as:
 
 
 
Does death have a purpose?
Why did this happen to me?
How can I help the soul of the deceased?
Part of the Practical Halacha Series