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Jewish reflections on death

Author: Jack Riemer
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©1974.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Riemer
ISBN: 9780805235609 0805235604
OCLC Number: 37296246
Description: viii, 184 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. --
Introduction: modernity and the Jewish way of death. --
Prelude: before modernity. From the Shulhan Aruk / tr. by Chaim N. Denburg. --
The deaths of the Hasidic masters (from the Histalkut Hanefesh) / tr. by Samuel H. Dresner. --
pt. 1. Two modern dilemmas and two responses. The death of my father / Elie Wiesel. --
Death in the nuclear age / Hans J. Morgenthau. --
The Lord was his / Deborah Lipstadt. --
Death as homecomming / Abraham J. Heschel. --
pt. 2. The Halakhah and its insights. The Halakhah of the first day / Joseph B. Soloveitchik. --
Death as estrangement: the Halakhah of mourning / Emanuel Feldman. --
The psychological wisdom of the law / Audrey Gordon. --
pt. 3. Some ultimate questions. The right to kill? / Hayim Greenberg. --
The right to die? / Daniel Jeremy Silver. --
Life and death as partners / Abraham Kaplan. --
To hold with open arms / Milton Steinberg. --
Conversation with a dying man / Hayim Greenberg. pt. 4. Some personal encounters. Death be proud / Michael Braude. --
My father "moved" / Max Lerner. --
Death in Jerusalem / Jacob Neusner. --
The meaning of the Kaddish / Leo Jung. --
We do not stand alone / Morris Adler. --
The fraternity of mourners / Joseph Zashin. --
The minyan is a community / Eugene J. Lipman. --
Kaddish in many places / Seymour J. Cohen. --
To my wife and children / W.L.A. --
Epilogue: to life!
Responsibility: edited by Jack Riemer ; foreword by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

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