THE YEAR OF MOURNING – Lisa D. Grant – “City on Fire: Grieving with Jewish Wisdom”

A helpful Jewish guide to navigating grief.

By Lisa D. Grant ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2023
This book provides a thoughtful and comprehensive resource for those seeking to understand and navigate the mourning process.

This book, written by Grant and edited by Segal, provides a comprehensive guide to the Jewish mourning process. It includes traditional and nontraditional materials from a variety of sources and movements within Judaism, such as songs and poems from Jewish religious thinkers, classic Hebrew poems, and even a few non-Jewish sources. The anthology is designed to assist the mourner through the process of grieving during the first year after a loss, and includes instructions to say the kaddish at the end of each unit. The concluding chapters offer information on enhancing the practices undertaken during various phases of Jewish mourning. The themes explored in each unit, from pain and brokenness to acceptance and gratitude, have the potential to engage other audiences. This guidebook is a thoughtful resource for those seeking to understand and navigate the mourning process, particularly in light of the disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic on Jewish funerary practices.

Pub Date: June 1, 2023
ISBN: 9780881236071

Page Count: 218
Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis Press

Review Posted Online: June 23, 2023