The Jewish Mourner's Companion
Author: Rabbi Zalman Goldstein
Publisher: JLG

A Source of Comfort and Practical Guidance for Family and Friends.

Product Description
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. Includes: • 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. • Mourner’s 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!