The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (English and Hebrew Edition)

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9780824601263: The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (English and Hebrew Edition)

How a person handles death indicates a great deal about how he approaches life. As there is a Jewish way of life, there is a Jewish way of death.

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RABBI MAURICE LAMM is the author of five major books, President of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, and Professor at RIETS at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York, where he holds the Chair in Professional Rabbinics. He was the rabbi of one of the largest Orthodox synagogues in the United States, Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills. Rabbi Lamm's newest publications are The Power of Hope and a CD-ROM entitled Love and Marriage. He is most popularly known for his The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, first issued in 1970 and considered one of the best Jewish books of the year by The New York Times. Rabbi Lamm has also authored The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage, Becoming a Jew, and Living Torah in America. Maurice Lamm was awarded an honorary doctorate by Yeshiva University, from which he holds a B. A., M. A., and rabbinic ordination. He has served on the faculty of Stern College for Women, was field director of Military Chaplains, and traveled for the U. S. Department of Defense with the civilian equivalent of Major General. His chaplaincy duties took him around the world. One of his most important contributions has been the creation of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.

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"An essential book for all libraries." -- Library Journal

"One of the ten best Jewish religious books of the year." -- The New York Times

"You are to be highly commended for your painstaking research as well as for your gifted writing. The wonderful material and masterful interpretations are a timely and essential contribution to the religious literature of our day. Those who study your book will be richer in knowledge and in appreciation of our tradition." -- Rabbi David L. Silver, chairman, Beth Din, Rabbinical Council of America, Harrisburg, Pa.

"Your rabbinic erudition and your ability to present our traditional point of view in modern terminology will make The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning a book that will be of great service to rabbis and laymen alike." -- Dr. Samuel Belkin, president, Yeshiva University

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