The Jewish Way

The Jewish Way

The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

Lamm, Maurice






For over thirty years Jews have turned to Rabbi Maurice Lamm’s classic work for direction and consolation. Selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best religious books of the year when it was first published in 1969, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning leads the family and friends of the deceased through the most difficult chapter of life-from the moment of death through the funeral service, the burial, and the various periods of mourning.


“…a recognized classic that is as relevant today as it was when it was first published thirty years ago…” — Malcolm Hoenlein,

“…will be read with wide interest and provide a gateway to an important rubric of Jewish thought and philosophy.” — Lord Immanuel


I checked this book out from the library to use it as a resource for a religion class. I couldn’t stop reading it. Having just lost my grandmother and participated at her funeral sevice, I was very interested in learning about Jewish funeral customs. This book was just the ticket. It is very well written, easy to read (it is broken down into many subsections) and understand (even for the non-Jew), fascinating (if you are not familiar with the Jewish customs), and the section entitled “What is Death?” is extremey profound. I loved his style and his use of words. I plan to purchase it to keep in my library. (It helped me get an A on the report and in the class!)

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This book is the only book to read if G-d forbid you lose a loved one. It is insightful and wonderfully written as are all of Rabbi Lamm’s books. He has done a wonderful service for the Jewish community.

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