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Articles on Traditional Jewish Practices

The Attitude Toward Sickness, Dying and Death As Expressed in the Liturgical Works Maavor Yabok and Sefer Hahayiim From 1626 Mantua, Italy and and 1717 Amsterdam Rabbi Steven A. Moss
Responsa in War Time Excerpts regarding death practices from one of the most amazing Jewish historical and religious documents of the 20thcentury. It contains 22 questions on topics ranging from Taharah and Tachrichim to Kaddish to autopsy and cremation. Detailed answers with text references are included. First published in December 1947. The Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis on CANRA [Committee on Army and Navy Religious Activities] in reference to the practical problems of Jewish law confronting the Jewish chaplain and his GI congregation
The Scandal of the Jewish Funeral from the book The Jew in American Life Rabbi Samuel H. Dresner
An Exploration of Alternatives for Educating Jewish Adolescents to Dying, Death and Bereavement: Translating Jewish Tradition into Educational Resources Rabbi Joshua Elkin
Images From a Bygone Ghetto-Life The Chevrah Kaddisha in Moravia in the early 1800’s. Ignaz Briess
Webshas – Death and Mourning A partial index to the Talmud including specific areas of reference to Mourning and Death. Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
Jewish Law Case Summaries – Burial Sponsored by the Orthodox Union and the Aleph Institute – Center for Halacha and American Law – A research center to learn and acquire knowledge. Edited by Ira Kasden and Nathan Diament
Holidays & Observances On Death and Mourning for Religious Living on the Web – Overview of traditions with biblical citations Stephen Butterfass