A Guide to Jewish Practice: The Journey of Mourning
by Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.
This accessible and informative book gathers the wisdom Jewish tradition provides for when we encounter death and loss. Traditions and customs are presented and explained, and extensive commentaries illuminate the variety of ways Reconstructionist Judaism can guide us through times of loss.
An extensive supplement includes rituals for getting up from Shiva, lighting a Yahrtzeit candle, unveiling/dedication of a memorial marker, and a ritual for closing a home following a death. Also included are the text, translation and transliteration of the Mourner's Kaddish.
Praise for A Guide to Jewish Practice: The Journey of Mourning:
"Journey of Mourning is an invaluable resource for those looking to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish mourning rituals. It is also useful, in a gentle way, to those who have recently experienced loss and are seeking meaningful direction for meaningful Jewish encounter at the sensitive time surrounding loss."
- Rabbi Nathan Weiner