The law and the synagogue had ready answers to all of these questions, as Anita Diamant notes in Saying Kaddish. Yet today, Jews must grapple with dozens of questions that make the process of grief difficult to understand in religious terms--questions such as, "How can I, as a Jew-by-choice, mourn for my Catholic father or my Baptist sister?" Diamant's book guides readers to make responsible decisions about how to honor the dead with integrity. Her practical advice is complemented by personal reflections and historical explanations, in a book that will help readers find their way, and make them feel less alone, in the excruciatingly lonely process of grief. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ms. Diamant's books are so accessible. I devoured this book when my father passed away, referred to it during my year of mourning, and to learn about yizkor and for his yahrzeit. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Eema2Two
I love this book. I received it rather quickly in very-very good condition, began reading it and could not seem to put it down! Read more
Good reference book. Explains many of the customs and their origins. Written plainly and is understandable even without a detailed Jewish background.Published 14 months ago by H. Edward Silver
Great gift for those who just lost a loved one. Puts things in a good light when it is tough to handle the lossPublished 15 months ago by Opinionated Bostonian
Highly recommend for anyone who is grieving--the beauty and sensitivity of Jewish mourning rituals are illuminated by Diamant's excellent research and commentary.Published 17 months ago by j.m. brin
Though I am not a religious person, I found this book to be solace after my mother's death. I have since shared it with several friends. Read morePublished on August 25, 2008 by S. Pooler
This book has been a great comfort. It's written in really accessible language. While the case could be made that there are other more "authentic" treaments of the subject,... Read morePublished on December 21, 2007 by Lori D. Ellison