Download Death in Jewish Life: Burial and Mourning Customs Among Jews by Stefan C. Reif,Andreas Lehnardt,Avriel Bar-Levav PDF

By Stefan C. Reif,Andreas Lehnardt,Avriel Bar-Levav

Jewish customs and traditions approximately dying, burial and mourning are a variety of, diversified and fascinating. they're thought of via many to have a good pedigree that is going again to the earliest rabbinic interval. that allows you to learn the actual old origins of a lot of them, a global convention was once held at Tel Aviv college in 2010 and specialists handled many features of the subject. This quantity comprises lots of the papers given then, in addition to a number of extra later. What emerges are a wealth of clean fabric and views, in addition to the conclusion that the excessive center a long time observed a collection of remarkable recommendations, a few of which later turned primary to conventional Judaism whereas others have been progressively deserted. have been those suggestions inspired by way of Christian perform? Which prayers and poems mirror those thoughts? What do the assets let us know approximately altering attitudes to demise and life-after loss of life? Are tombstones an immense advisor to old advancements? solutions to those questions are to be present in this strange, illuminating and readable choice of essays which were good documented, rigorously edited and good indexed.

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