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The Jewish Mourner's Companion



All liturgy FULLY TRANSLITERATED in English, including the complete "MINCHA" and "MAARIV" services for the Shiva home!

This outstanding compact-size book will guide you through the difficult times of illness and death, presenting Jewish tradition in a way that is both sensitive and instructive. Endorsed by leading rabbis, hospital chaplains, and family counselors, this all-in-one guide will help you know what to do when faced with these life-changing challenges.

Written for people of all backgrounds, levels of observance, and understanding, this book is a fitting companion for family and friends, including visitors at the funeral and Shiva home.


An overview of life, illness and death in Jewish thought.

Laws and customs for visiting the sick.

Jewish perspective on end-of-life issues (e.g. living wills, organ donations, etc.).

Dealing with the last moments of life - what everyone should know.

Before the funeral, at the cemetery, following burial.

Mourner's Kaddish, Shiva, Shloshim, Yartzeit, and Yizkor.

All necessary liturgy, including Mincha (afternoon), Maariv (evening) prayer services, and Mishnayot, along with easy-to-read English transliteration and translation.

Inspirational readings and meditations.

Additional Information

In Store Item # B343
MSRP $12.95
Author Rabbi Zalman Goldstein
Language Hebrew/English
Format Soft Cover
Pages 288
ISBN-10 1-891293-21-4
Publisher Jewish Learning Group
Product Dimensions 5.5x6.5

The Jewish Mourner's Companion