Jewish Ritual, Reality and Response at the End of Life


This guide introduces Jewish beliefs and practices around illness, death and loss and provides practical suggestions for responding to the sometimes complicated situations where the clinical, religious and cultural are entwined. Healthcare professionals, chaplains, social workers, funeral directors, family caregivers and others caring for Jewish patients and families through illness, death and bereavement will find this a useful resource. The detailed table of contents helps readers quickly find information on specific topics. Stories included throughout make this guide both a valuable resource for patient care and an interesting exploration of Judaism’s rich traditions.


Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life

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Rabbi Mark A. Popovsky

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