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In the News (Mon 15 Jul 19)

 Beth El Synagogue Omaha Nebraska
How should convert to Judaism mourn the deaths of close relatives who are not Jewish?
May an Intermarried Jew who has the potential of being perceived as a role model be employed by a synagogue?
Conversion to Judaism: A Guide for Jewish Parents /consjud.shtml   (125 words)

 Jewish Hospice Service
The traditional Jewish focus on extending and enhancing life is central to any approach and the Hospice, with its special focus, is often the link between the patient and Judaism, between the family and the synagogue or Jewish community.
Jewish values imply that a dying person’s family or caregiver should, if they are able, be encouraged and enabled to care for their relative either at home or in an appropriate facility.
Jewish Hospice Service at Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center and the Van Dyke Hospice, serves the diverse cultural and religious needs of the Jewish Communities in the north and central New Jersey areas. /hospitals/hospice/jewish   (749 words)

 l e a r n @ j t s DID YOU KNOW? Responsa: Converts Mourning the Deaths of Close Relatives
All of this would confuse a person whose Jewish identity was still developing and would diminish the significance of Judaism in the eyes of the ger and his or her Jewish family.
The fact that I strongly believe in the value of the traditional Jewish way of grieving and in the obligation of every Jew, born or converted, to follow this tradition gave me the moral strength to push her and myself to go the full nine yards.
In The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, Rabbi Lamm notes that there is no obligation for gerim to mourn non-Jewish parents in the "prescribed Jewish manner." While gerim are expected to show respect for their parents, they are religiously removed from them. /topics/diduknow/responsa/hatesh_cnvmourn.shtml   (2784 words)

 Joint Grants
To meet an increasing interest in curriculum materials and activities relating to Jewish environmental education, by providing and therefore enabling educators to experience and incorporate teachings on Judaism and ecology into their educational programs.
A "Bereavement outreach Coordinator" coordinates with Jewish institutions to identify Jews who have recently lost a loved one and connects them with appropriate services.
With Israel and the world in crisis, it is essential to reinforce the connection between Israel and the Diaspora, and inspire general audiences with the dynamic culture. /jointgrants.htm   (1886 words)

 Table of contents for A time to mourn, a time to comfort
Sandy Goodglick Sandy Goodglick is a leading layperson in the Los Angeles Jewish community, serving on the Board of Directors of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute.
He serves as a member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards for the Rabbinical Assembly of America and is a member of the National Bet Din of the Conservative movement.
Today, as a leader in the Jewish gay community of Los Angeles, he is witnessing the inexorable, slow, tragic deaths of many friends to the AIDS epidemic. /catdir/toc/ecip055/2004029855.html   (5780 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Judaism: Family
The Jewish Bereavement Project - An online guide to Jewish Bereavement Resources and Services through out Los Angeles County.
Jewish Relocation Assistance - A national cost free service specializing in assisting Jewish families and individuals relocate throughout the United States.
Jewish Outreach Network - Regional directory of programs for Interfaith and Jewish families who need education and support building a Jewish home. /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Judaism/Family   (271 words)

 David Ben-Gurion on the Bible & its role in re-creating Israel
However, t he more dangerous encounter for Judaism came from within, from the doctrine of Christianity which initially grew out of Judaism, and pretended to rest on the words of the prophets, on beliefs, views and hopes which had become rooted in Judaism in the days of the
Silence, orphanhood and national bereavement were decreed on a Jewish community numbering in the millions, which for generations had led the national creativity of its people.
Emperor Hadrian, who subdued Bar Kochba, prohibited circumcision, Sabbath observance, and the study of the Torah in the schools, and these decrees were carried out with great cruelty. /myers/bengur-bible.html   (271 words)

 Jewish View of the Afterlife Kabbalah and Mysticism - Mile Chai Jewish Books and Judaica
He is a psychotherapist and bereavement counselor, affiliated with Mount Airy (PA) Counseling Center, and teaches in the Department of Religion of La Salle University, and at Chestnut Hill College, in Philadelphia, PA.
Forward - by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a charismatic Jewish spiritual teacher, and founder of the contemporary movement for the spiritual renewal of Judaism.
A thorough exploration of Jewish thought and speculation on the afterlife. /Text/Afterlife_JewishBooks.html   (160 words)

 London rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, meditation on hearing God's voice for Shavuot --
His other publications include 'Three Pillars of Judaism: A Search for Faith and Values' and 'The Laws of Life: A Guide to Traditional Jewish Practice at Times of Bereavement.'
Reprinted from "The Eternal Journey: Meditations on the Jewish Year" by Jonathan Wittenberg with permision from Aviv Press.
London rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, meditation on hearing God's voice for Shavuot -- /story/146/story_14622_1.html   (613 words) Products
American Reform Judaism: An Introduction by Dana Evan Kaplan
A Time To Mourn, A Time To Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort by Ron Wolfson
Hanukkah: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration by Ron Wolfson /SiteIndex.asp   (613 words)

 A Dilemma Judaism Prefers to Ignore
David’s bereavement, as he wept for the friend who had defended him in the most trying of circumstances during the years in which Saul, Jonathan’s father, tried to have David assassinated, is neither a statement of hidden sexual tendencies, nor is it a denial of the former.
It is easy to explain away David’s comment about Jonathan’s love being prized beyond the love of a woman as simply being a panegyric to his dear friend, spoken in a moment of extreme grief and being more of a symbolic than a sexual statement.
David’s words may be literal and they may not be, and no one except the departed King knows for sure. /en/resources/view.asp?id=1463   (2641 words)

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