Jewish Mourning Rites: A Sociological Study

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Pages:96
ISBN:1-4955-0876-5
978-1-4955-0876-9
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Dr. Simcha Fishbane describes the history and background of Jewish mourning rituals. It includes insights from history, culture, and important Rabbis.

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"... is that mourning rites are concerned with the resocialization (whether psychological or sociological) of the individual survivor as well as the body and soul of the deceased. The rituals concerned with death have a latent function; the intense emotions of individuals are socialized; that which has the potential for social disruption is channeled in communally approved directions."
From the Introduction

Table of Contents

Jewish Mourning Rites: A Process of Resocialization

Introduction
Problematic: Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives
Mourning Rites in Judaism
Discussion
A Concluding Discussion
Bibliography

Yahrziet: A Day for Fortune or Misfortune?

Introduction
Memory
Yahrzeit - First Sources
Fasting
Kaddish
Other Synogogue Rituals
The Yahrzeit Candle (Ner Neshama)
Visiting the Gravesite
Studying Torah and Mishnah and Reciting the the Psalms
Charity
Kei Malei Rachamim
Summary and Conclusion
Rabbis Cited in this Work

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