Final Kindness:  Honoring K'rovei Yisrael

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Rick Light has been teaching spiritual development in various ways for more than 30 years and has been studying and practicing meditation for more than 40 years. He also teaches backpacking, rock climbing, and other outdoor skills. He is a leader in the community of those who prepare Jewish bodies for burial, and is President of a local chevra he started in 1996. He is a Vice President of the North American educational organization, Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort, see, and continues to teach and raise awareness about Jewish death and burial practices at the local, state, and national levels.

Final Kindness: Honoring K'rovei Yisrael

Guidelines for Burial Preparation of Non-Jews Who Are Part of The Jewish Community

Authored by Richard A. Light
Consultant editor Stuart Kelman, David Zinner, Marvin Schwab
Edition: 1

In today's modern Jewish society we are faced with an increasing number of interfaith families in which one spouse is Jewish and the other is not. When the Jewish spouse requests that their non-Jewish loved-one be buried as a Jew, a dilemma arises. How does one prepare a non-Jew for burial using Jewish traditions? Many chevrot and synagogues simply deny the request, stating that Jewish practices are for Jews only. Yet with so many families now expressing interest in this, it is time to create such a ritual. This work extends the scope of the current Jewish umbrella under which our dead are respectfully prepared for burial. Every Chevra Kadisha needs to be ready to handle the changing times of today's world. Thus, every community in which there are mixed-religion marriages needs this manual.

Publication Date:
1484880161 / 9781484880166
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Judaism / Rituals & Practice

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