The Jewish Mourner's Companion
Author: Rabbi Zalman Goldstein
A Source of Comfort and Practical Guidance for Family and Friends.
This book will guide you through the difficult times of illness and death, presenting Jewish tradition in a way that is both sensitive and instructive.
Endorsed by leading rabbis, hospital chaplains, and family counselors, this all-in-one guide will help you know what to do when faced with these life-changing challenges.
Written for Jews of all backgrounds, levels of observance, and understanding, this book is a fitting companion for family and friends, including visitors at the funeral and Shiva home.
An overview of life, illness, and death in Jewish thought.
Laws and customs for visiting the sick.
Jewish perspective on end-of-life issues (e.g. living wills, organ donations, etc.).
Dealing with the last moments of life what everyone should know.
Before the funeral, at the cemetery, following burial.
Mourners Kaddish, Shiva, Shloshim, Yartzeit, and Yizkor.
All necessary liturgy, including Mincha (afternoon), Maariv (evening) prayer services, and Mishnayot, along with easy-to-read English transliteration and translation.
Inspirational readings and meditations.
Includes the complete MINCHA and MAARIV services, with easy-to-read transliterations!