Saying Kaddish

Saying Kaddish

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By (author) Anita Diamant

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0805210881
  • ISBN 13: 9780805210880
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 731,428

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Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. Diamant guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and year that follow. There are chapters describing the traditional Jewish funeral and the customs of "Shiva," the first week after death when mourners are comforted and cared for by community, friends, and family. She also explains the protected status of Jewish mourners, who are exempt from responsibilities of social, business, and religious life during "Shloshim," the first thirty days. And she provides detailed instructions for the rituals of "Yizkor" and "Yahrzeit, " as well as chapters about caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the death of non-Jewish loved ones.

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Anita Diamant's books include Choosing a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and The Red Tent, a novel. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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"Does a wonderful job of showing how Jewish ritual can help mourners heal and how friends and community members can be an important part of that healing." -- "Jewish Family and Life Online"

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Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. Diamant guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and year that follow. There are chapters describing the traditional Jewish funeral and the customs of "Shiva, the first week after death when mourners are comforted and cared for by community, friends, and family. She also explains the protected status of Jewish mourners, who are exempt from responsibilities of social, business, and religious life during "Shloshim, the first thirty days. And she provides detailed instructions for the rituals of "Yizkor and "Yahrzeit, as well as chapters about caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the death of non-Jewish loved ones.