Black text = links to be completed soon!

Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies


Organ Donation


Infection Control


Next Conference
Previous Conferences


Learning & Resources:
Gamliel Institute

KNIT Resource Center
    Contacts for Answers
    Catalog of Articles
    Additional Links

FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
Guided Learning
Jewish Sources and  Responsa
Synagogue Brochures
Community Education

Core Library Books About Jewish Aspects of Death and Dying


Core Library Books About Jewish Aspects of Death and Dying

Goodman, Arnold M. -  A Plain Pine Box
Return to simple Jewish funerals and eternal traditions. Essential for every Chevra. 1981, 2003    Ktav Publishing

Albom, Mitch - Tuesdays with Morrie
An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lessons.  1997 Doubleday

Handler, Jane - Give Me Your Hand - Traditional and Practical Guidance on Visiting the Sick  
Traditional and modern guidance for visiting those who are ill. 1997 EKS Publishing

Roberts, Darryl - Profits of Death
An insider exposes the death care industry.  1997 Five Star Publications

Lamm, Maurice - The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning
From the moment of death through the funeral service, the burial, and the various periods of mourning. Explores organ donation, autopsy, the question of a woman's right to say Kaddish, mourning practices as they relate to the stillborn, the permissibility of converts to Judaism to mourn their Gentile parents.  2000 Jonathon David

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth - On Death and Dying
What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses clergy and their own families. 1969 MacMillan Publishing

Kelman, Stuart - Chesed Shel Emet - The Truest Act of Kindness
Guidelines for Taharah with transliteration. 2000 EKS Publishing

Carlson, Lisa - Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love
A practical handbook with consumer rights for every state in the U.S.  1998 Upper Access Books

Goldberg, Chaim Binyamin - Mourning in Halachah-the Laws and Customs of the Year of Mourning.
A scholarly and halachic work and a practical handbook. 1991 Mesorah Publications Ltd.

Broner, E.M.  -  Mornings and Mourning
Finding solace and respite in the quiet period of shloshim and strength in her daily battle to say the Kaddish. 1998 Harper San Francisco

Wolfson, Ron - A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort
A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort.  1993 Jewish Lights Publishing

Diamant, Anita - Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew
How to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort.  1998   Schocken Books

Riemer, Jack - Jewish Reflections on Death
Remarkable essays by outstanding thinkers. 1974 Shocken Books

Riemer, Jack - Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning
Finding strength and meaning in times of loss. 1995 Shocken Books

Aiken, Lisa - Why me, God? A Jewish Guide for Coping with Suffering
Traditional Jewish perspectives about suffering and practical advice for coping. 1997 Jason Aronson

Kay, Alan A. - A Jewish Book of Comfort    
Over 175 inspirational readings to comfort the mourner. Explains traditions and rituals of mourning.  1993 Jason Aronson

Kushner, Harold S. - When Bad Things Happen to Good People
2001 Schocken

Gillman, Neil - The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought    Evolution of Jewish thought about bodily resurrection and spiritual immortality     1997     Jewish Lights Publishing