Jewish Rituals for the Sick and Dying

By Avriel Bar-Levav

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2003

The author describes a genre of books from the 16th and 17th centuries suggesting rituals for death. In addition, he discusses the meaning of these books for the sick and dying, including their flowering and subsequent disappearance. He offers possible reasons for the disappearance of ritualized death in modern society.

Topic: History, Ritual, Death and Mourning, Publications, Modernity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.603

Page Number(s): 11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bar-Levav, Avriel. Jewish Rituals for the Sick and Dying. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2003: 11. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7005


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