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This book guides a person 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 helps a mourner know what to do when faced with these life changing challenges.Written for Jews of all background - a fitting companion for family and friends, and visitors at the funeral and Shiva home.
- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Author's Note- Journey of Life- Life and Illness- Importance of Life- Visiting the Sick- Psalms 20 and 119- Final Days and Moments- Viduy - Confession- Prayers for Final Moments- Following the Passing- The state of Onain- Jewish Funeral- Funeral Service- Seudat Havra'ah - the First Meal- Periods of Mourning- Shiva - First 7 Days- Shiva Home- Laws of Shiva- Comforting the Mourners- Condolence Declaration- Mourner's Kaddish- Mincha- Psalm 49 and 16- Maariv- Mishnayot Study for Mourners- Last Day of Shiva- Setting the Tombstone- Between Shiva and Shloshim- Shloshim - 30th Day- Between Shloshim and Yartzeit- Yartzeit- Yizkor- Visiting the Gravesite- Readings and Meditations- Ways to Honor the Soul of the Deceased- Mishnayot Divison Chart- Recommended Reading- Glossary