At the end of Parshas Vayechi, both Yaakov Avinu and Yosef HaTzadik die, are buried and mourned. It is an appropriate juncture to address the eternal question: what happens to us when we die? Death, it is often said, is a part of life. For those who remain alive and experience the death of a relative or close friend, this is certainly
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Death, it is often said, is a part of life. For those who remain alive and experience the death of a relative or close friend, this is certainly true. Indeed, the tragedy of death provides a deep challenge for the surviving loved ones to confront; this is a challenge that is often hard to meet.... Read more »
Unfortunately, at least one third of Jews are choosing cremation due to a lack of education on this important end-of-life choice. Should you face a similar situation, there are now resources available, as below, to help guide a family towards Kevurah. Books, Brochure, Resources Nichum Aveilim Videos, by Chevra Lomdei Mishna Cremation or Burial? A Jewish... Read more »
This World and The Next explores such topics as the purpose of this world, Galus and Geula, Mashiach, Techias HaMeisim, and so on and so forth. This book will leave the reader both informed and inspired! Read on iPad!
In this, his sequel to the best-selling The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (over 350,000 copies sold), Rabbi Lamm helps mourners not just get through their grief, but also grow through it. He gently steers mourners on the path that allows their sorrow to teach them important lessons about life. And he shows consolers how to... Read more »