The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning
Maurice Lamm
278 pages ~ 5½ x 8½
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About the Book

This classic work presents all of the fundamental laws and traditions pertaining to Jewish death and mourning. A best-seller since its initial publication, Rabbi Lamm’s book is divided into the following chapters:

-From the Moment of Death to the Funeral Service -The Funeral Service and the Interment -Mourning Observance of Shiva and Sheloshim -Year-Long Mourning Observances -Post-Mourning Practices and Procedures -Special Situations -The World Beyond the Grave

The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning has been praised by scholars and laymen alike for its presentation of the traditional point of view in modern psychological terms. The hardcover edition of this title, originally issued in 1969, is available on-demand only.

“One of the ten best Jewish religious books of the year.”
--The New York Times

“An essential book for libraries.”
--Library Journal

About the Author

Rabbi Maurice Lamm’s varied career included a professorship at RIETS at Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he held the Chair in Professional Rabbinics. For many years he served as spiritual leader of one of the largest Orthodox synagogues in the United States, Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills. Rabbi Lamm is also the author of The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage, Becoming a Jew, Living Torah in America, Consolation, and The Power of Hope.