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From Mourning to Morning

A Comprehensive Guide to Mourning, Grieving, and Bereavement

By Simeon Schreiber

Rabbi Simeon Schreiber, Senior Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, translates his many years of experience into a greater understanding of the emotions surrounding death, grieving, mourning, and bereavement in Judaism. From Mourning to Morning presents these principles in a comprehensive format. Focusing on the Shiva, the seven day period of mourning in Judaism, Rabbi Schreiber explains the foundation of visiting a house of mourners, and suggests proper etiquette in conducting a visit. With sensitivity and expertise, Rabbi Schreiber provides unique and practical advise on how to cope with death, mourning, and the related issues that we all will inevitably face.


About the Author
Rabbi Simeon Schreiber serves as Senior Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, and is the first chaplain of the Bal Harbour Police Department in Florida. He is also the founder, director, and lead chaplain of Visiting Chaplain Services, Inc., a non-for-profit agency providing comfort and support to anyone in spiritual or emotional distress. He has written and lectured extensively on the guidelines and protocols for those who are sitting Shiva, the seven day period of mourning in Judaism. He is also the author of “A Caring Presence,” which contains an in-depth guide to the etiquette of visiting the sick.

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Reviews

-Review by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, professor, Jewish History and Jewish Thought, Yeshiva University
"Rabbi Simeon Schreiber’s clearly written guide will greatly help all who find themselves confronted by the imminence of death and its aftermath. It will also significantly benefit those who want to offer support and comfort. Full of thoughtful sensitivity and deep Jewish wisdom, this work by a highly respected and beloved hospital chaplain offers practical guidance and advice gained from decades of experience with these issues." (Posted on 8/21/2016)
-Review by Alan Dershowitz, author of Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer
"Just as we will all die, so too we will all mourn the death of loved ones. Life prepares us for neither. Rabbi Schreiber’s brilliantly insightful guide to mourning is an essential read for every human being who will someday grieve. From Mourning to Morning is an indispensable guided tour through the valley of the shadow of death – a place we will all visit. Rabbi Schreiber works in that valley every day, helping those in need of practical and spiritual advice – advice he generously shares in this invaluable book." (Posted on 8/21/2016)
-Review by Jacob Solomon, President and CEO, Greater Miami Jewish Federation
“This very accessible volume makes a large and much-needed contribution to the Jewish community. It re-introduces to the modern reader many of the elements of Jewish traditional practice around death and mourning that have proven – over centuries – to provide great wisdom, insight and comfort to the bereaved. Today, when people are searching deeply for meaning in their lives and some shiva homes can more resemble cocktail parties than houses of mourning, this very clear “how to” manual for making a shiva call has never been more timely and needed. It is a useful and sensitive book for mourner and comforter, alike. I hope every synagogue office and Rabbi’s study everywhere is stocked with multiple copies for distribution to those in need of its guidance.” (Posted on 8/21/2016)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

ISBN 9789655242614
Pages 128
Format Softcover
SKU urim1507
Publisher Urim Publications