Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions Reimagined

Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age

Our Traditions Reimagined

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ISBN10: 1734875062 ISBN13: 9781734875065 Publisher: Albion-Andalus Books Published: Jan 6 2021 Pages: 216 Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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. "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 "Directly addressing this challenging moment of pandemic and technological advance, this anthology of articles and liturgies speaks courageously, sensitively, and with immense insight. It enlightens and comforts." - Rabbi Irwin Kula, President CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

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