The jewish way in death and mourning by maurice lamm a thorough elucidation of the jewish laws and customs relating to death and mourning from the moment of death to post mourning practices and procedures. Selected by the new york times as one of the ten best religious books of the year when it was first published in 1969 the jewish way in death and mourning leads the family and friends of the deceased through the most difficult chapter of life from the moment of death through the funeral service the burial and the various periods of mourning. Jewish practices relating to death and mourning have two purposes to show respect for the dead kavod ha met and to comfort the living nihum avelim who will miss the deceased care for the dead after a person dies the eyes are closed the body is laid on the floor and covered and candles are lit next to the body. The jewish way in death and mourning is a recognized classic that is as relevant today as it was when it was first published thirty years ago it has guided and comforted countless people at the most difficult times this revised edition provides additional insights and updates information in light of medical scientific and sociological changes it addresses issues that have taken on greater
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