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Recommended Resources on Death and Mourning

 

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Websites

Anita Diamant, Mourning Non-Jewish Loved Ones on MyJewishLearning.com, excerpted from Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew (Schocken Books, 1999).

Joshua Elkin, A Time to Grieve, A Time to Teach Teaching Children about Death and Dying: A Challenge to Parents and Educators.

Earl Grollman, Helping Children of Different Ages Cope With a Death on MyJewishLearning.com.

Jewish Women's Network, Bereavement Booklet for Jewish Women. From a Jewish feminist organization in Great Britain.

Maurice Lamm, The Jewish Way In Death and Mourning on chabad.org. Reprinted by permission from Maurice Lamm, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, (Jonathan David, 2000). A clear guide to Orthodox Jewish practice.

Zalman Schacter Shalomi, Reb Zalman on the Chevre Kaddisha.

Harold Schulweis, Questions On Dying, Death, The Funeral And Weddings. Includes advice about how to speak with children.

Recommended Books

Anne Brenner, Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing. (Jewish Lights Publishing, 1993).

Anita Diamant, Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew. (Schocken Books, 1999).

Simcha Paull Raphael, Jewish Views of the Afterlife. (Jason Aronson, 1994).

The Guide to Death and Mourning for Interfaith Families is also available as a downloadable PDF and Word document.

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