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Mourning and Mitzvah A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing

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ISBN-10: 1580231136

ISBN-13: 9781580231138

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Anne Brener, Jack Riemer, William Cutter

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List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Rabbi Anne Brener, MAJCS, MA, LCSW , is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist and spiritual director who has assisted institutions worldwide in creating caring communities. A prolific writer, she is the author of the acclaimed Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing (Jewish Lights Publishing). She is a faculty member at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and the Morei Derekh program of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction.

Rabbi Jack Riemer has conducted workshops in many congregations to help participants prepare their own ethical wills. He is Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah in Boca Raton, Florida and the head of the National Rabbinic Network, a support system for rabbis across all denominational lines.

List of Exercises
Kaddish de'Rabbanan: In Appreciation
Introduction to the Second Edition
Preface: My Time to Mourn; My Time to Dance
Timeline: The Major Phases of the Jewish Year of Mourning
Tzimtzum: Contraction
Avelut (Mourning): The Mourner's Path
Hesped (Eulogy) and Truthtelling: Mourning as a Process
Mekom Hanekhama: Finding a Place of Comfort
B'tzelim Elohim (In God's Image): Before Covering the Mirror
The Shekhinah (God's Presence) at the Bedside: Remembering the Illness and the Death
Aninut (from Death to Burial): Suspended between Two Worlds
Shiva (First Seven Days of Mourning): A Community Embrace
Shevirat Kelim: The Breaking of Vessels
Keriah (Tearing of Cloth After Hearing News of the Death) and Deep Feelings: Rending the Garment to Expose the Heart
Keriah and Kaddish (The Mourner's Prayer): Keeping the Conversation Going to Heal the Hurt
Keriah and Prayer: Speaking Out from the Distress of Your Soul
Tikkun: Healing
Immortality in Olam Hazeh: Living On in the World of the Living
Olam Haneshamot: Immortality in the Next World: A Walk through the World of Souls
Matzevah (Monument of Tombstone): The unveiling: Raising the Curtain on the Rest of Your Life
Yizkor (Memorial Prayer), Yahrzeit (Anniversary of the Death), and the Cycle of Seasons
Shalom: Hello, Goodbye, and Peace
Those Who Say "Amen": How to Comfort the Bereaved
Source Acknowledgments
Books of Consult for Further Help
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