Insights into Death and Mourning


Stages of Mourning
  ABCs of Death & Mourning 
by Lori Palatnik 
Coping with the emotional and spiritual issues of this difficult time.


  Shiva & Mourning 
by Rabbi Maurice Lamm 
The Jewish stages of mourning raises one from the abyss of despair to the normalcy of daily life.


Comforting the Mourner
  May "The Place" Comfort You 
by Rabbi Yisrael Rutman 
The traditional Jewish words in comforting a mourner can go to the deepest place.


  If There's Anything I Can Do 
by Rebecca Bram Feldbaum 
Practical ideas on how to help those who have suffered loss.


  Sensitivity Training 
by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski 
How to give other's comfort in their time of need.


  Comforting the Pained 
by Liba Pearson 
What is the right thing to say to someone in deep pain? Jewish insights into comforting those who need it most.


  15 Lessons From Shiva 
by Rabbi Aryeh Markman 
Practical ideas for helping to ease someone through the mourning process.


Life After Death
  Journey to the Next World 
by Lori Palatnik 
What happens when you die? How can your way of life affect the eternal reality?


  Life after Death 
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech 
What matters most is maximizing our life before death.


Personal Perspectives
  Of Angels and Poinsettias 
by Sara Yoheved Rigler 
Angels can be created by human beings. My father taught me how.


  Suffering and Consolation: A Father's Perspective 
by Rabbi Asher Resnick 
My daughter's battle with leukemia taught me how to find consolation even in the midst of terrible pain.


  Taharah: A Personal Look at the Jewish Way of Death and Burial 
by Varda Branfman 
The mysteries of life and death provide one woman an unusual gateway into the meaning and beauty of traditional Judaism.


  Light From Eden 
by Barbara Sofer 
Three days after Adam was buried, Shoshana and her husband, Dov, decided to try to have another baby.


  The Day My Brother Died 
by Deborah 
Ten years after her brother was killed in an auto accident, a young woman reflects back on what she learned.


Stages of Mourning and Their Customs 
(excerpted from The Stages of Jewish Mourning by Lori Palatnik)

a. The Basics
b. What Not To Say and Understanding Those Who Say It Anyway
First Year
The Unveiling