Are you trying to figure out what's important in life, perhaps answer the big questions of who are you, and what is your purpose in life? Let Sebastian's life story inform yours, uplifting and teaching and guiding through his growth from a young fox into an wise elder. When facing big questions, ask yourself:
What would Sebastian do?
Do you love Passover, yet seek a Seder that is more fun, more interesting, more exciting?
This Seder is different! It combines the spiritual perspective with fun and adventure. It is intended to be creative, interesting, and of deep personal meaning, joy, and awakening. It includes drawings for young children, challenges for adults, and hidden pictures for older children. This Seder is truly a delight for all ages.
A beautiful overview of Jewish end-of-life rituals, with personal accounts detailing what it feels like to visit the dying, accompany the dead, prepare the dead for burial, and mourn the loss of a loved one. With over 20 contributing authors, this profound work is so worth reading it won a 2016 Nautilus Book Award.
This is a practical taharah manual, detailing all aspects of the ritual, including all prayers and readings. It also includes Hebrew chants from Rabbi Shefa Gold. This is the 6th edition of this excellent manual that is used and appreciated by many chevrot in the US, Canada, and England. It includes new liturgies forTaharah Ruchanit and non-binary genders.
When the non-Jewish spouse of a Jew dies and the Jewish spouse wants them treated as a Jew, what can be done? This is a manual for just that situation: how to prepare a non-Jew for burial in a taharah-like ritual that is not specifically for Jews.
In this book, traditional approaches to taharah performed in funeral homes are compared to possible approaches in the home environment. What are the similarities and differences, and how should the liturgy be applied?
Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions Reimagined is a rich collection of resources for clergy, spiritual caregivers, helping professionals, and families confronting death and mourning in unprecedented times. It offers historical insight on the evolution of Jewish death rituals in times of crisis; it provides guidelines for online spiritual care and death rituals; outlines approaches to bioethical dilemmas in a time of scarce medical resources; and features an appendix of innovative new end-of-life liturgies. This volume meets the needs of our present era and offers wise direction for the unknown future of Jewish end-of-life care.
Richard A. Light is one of the authors who contributed to this volume. His topic for this book is Taharah Ruchanit.
"This book opened my eyes to the life-hallowing complexity of end-of-life care in our times. I wholeheartedly recommend this anthology of essays. It has much to teach us about how to live life fully—up to and even at the very end."
— Rabbi Jack Riemer, author, Finding God in Unexpected Places
"Rarely has a Jewish anthology been needed so urgently or so immediately. This profoundly sensitive, compassionate, insightful, practical and useful companion for Jewish clergy, caregivers and mourners offers innovative solutions to the problems we face in honoring the dead in an era of social distancing."
— Rabbi Jill Hammer, author, Return to the Place: The Magic, Meditation and Mystery of Sefer Yetzirah
"Sometimes it is a blessing to have no choice but to innovate. This creative compendium demonstrates how the pandemic has forced Jewish caregivers and families to think creatively and use the modern tools around us to make our community richer and more resilient."
— Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, author, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life
Want to have more fun backpacking? This book helps us see through the eyes of the ultralighter, without having to become one. The result is an eye-opening opportunity for conventional backpackers to carry much less weight, while still meeting needs for safety, comfort, and functionality. Beautifully laid out with gorgeous photography, this book has helped many people be happier in the backcountry.