When my husband read an early draft of this essay, he asked, "Why doesn't her partner have to support our daughter? After all, they agreed to raise children as Jews." What does it mean to raise a Jewish child?Go To Parenting
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).
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.
Harold Schulweis, Questions On Dying, Death, The Funeral And Weddings. Includes advice about how to speak with children.
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).