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The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning Paperback – October 16, 2000
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"...will be read with wide interest and provide a gateway to an important rubric of Jewish thought and philosophy." --Lord Immanuel
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My only suggestion is to my fellow readers -- buy it and read it now! Do not wait until you need it's great advice.
It was factual, clearly-written, easily-referenced, religiously-balanced, logical and, overall, very useful.
Lamm also briefly summarizes the Jewish depiction of the afterlife. In his own words: [there is] historic near-unanimity of [Jewish] scholarly opinion on the fundamental belief [in the afterlife but] the practical details of immortality are ambiguous and vague. There is no formal eschatology in Judaism, only a traditional consensus that illuminates the way. . . God revives the righteous dead, while the wicked remain in the dust."
Lamm goes back and forth between justifying the halacha and neutrally describing it; I found his justifications persuasive in some instances, perhaps a bit overly aggressive at other times.
It is the standard work , and rightly so.
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Orthodoxy Lots of it. We need more practical, contemporary advice that is in the Jewish tradition.Published 15 days ago by Nancy H. Pogel
This book gives a lot of information that many Christians are totally unaware of. I real want to be able to talk to a Rabbi in my area for further information and enlightenment on... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard D. Meiser
A very helpful guide to help us navigate through the Jewish ways of death and grief rituals. Very good explanations to the Jewish traditions that help us deal with death and loss. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rabbi Beth
This book is the definitive way to deal with death in our family.Published 20 months ago by Dan Pickholtz
Assigned for a class. I had noticed it is one of those books people hold on to as a resource so I bought it rather than borrowing. Do glad I did.Published 23 months ago by ROBERTA GROSS-TORRES