Resources for Mourners

Here is some suggested reading material about death and mourning in Jewish tradition:

The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, Maurice Lamm, Jonathan David Publishers, New York, 1969

A Time to Mourn – A Time to Comfort, The Art of Jewish Living Series, Dr.  Ron Wolfson, A Project of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs and the University of Judaism, New York, 1993

Jewish Insights into Death and Mourning, ed.  by Jack Reimer, Schocken Books, New York, 1995

To Begin Again – The Journey toward Comfort, Strength and Faith in Difficult Times, Naomi Levy, Ballantine Books, New York, 1998

Making Loss Matter – Creating Meaning in Difficult Times, Rabbi David Wolpe, Riverhead Books, New York, 1999

Prayers of Consolation for the House of Mourning, Yahrtzeit and Cemetery Visits, Prayer Book Press, Bridgeport, CT, 1984

Grief in Our Seasons – A Mourner’s Kaddish Companion, Kerry M.  Olitzky, Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 1998

Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew, Anita Diamant, Schocken, New York, 1999

You can order these books through The Jewish Center’s special link at

In addition to this reading material, we encourage you to look for other resources widely available on the Internet.  A search on the term “Jewish mourning” will yield a wide variety of resources.

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(Excerpted from "Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Dealing with the Passing of a Loved One" .)