- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Schocken (July 12, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805210881
- ISBN-13: 978-0805210880
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew Paperback – July 12, 1999
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"Does a wonderful job of showing how Jewish ritual can help mourners heal and how friends and community members can be an important part of that healing."
-- Jewish Family and Life Online
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t's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. Diamant guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and year that follow. There are chapters describing the traditional Jewish funeral and the customs of Shiva, the first week after death when mourners are comforted and cared for by community, friends, and family. She also explains the protected status of Jewish mourners, who are exempt from responsibilities of social, business, and religious life during Shloshim, the first thirty days. And she provides detailed instructions for the rituals of Yizkor and Yahrzeit, as well as chapters about caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the
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I didn't really want to do the whole "healing exercise" thing that other books recommended, I just wanted to heal my way with some guidance from somebody who knows what the tradition usually is. This book was perfect for that.