5 05, 2013

Mourning a child

By |2013-05-05T07:57:32-07:00May 5th, 2013|Book Reviews|

                                                                          By Israel Drazin   To Mourn a Child Jewish Responses to Neonatal and Childhood Death Edited by Jeffrey Saks and Joel B. Wolowelsky Ktav Publishers and OU Press, 2013, 167 pages   Many fathers and mothers are willing to surrender their lives to save their child, and feel a sense of eternal life in [...]

14 11, 2011

May women say the mourner’s kaddish?

By |2011-11-14T05:06:30-07:00November 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|

A Daughter’s Recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish By Rahel Berkovits JOFA, 2011, 93 pages   Orthodox Judaism, like American and other judges, makes legal decisions based on precedences, not only on what modern people think is correct. When a question arises, Orthodox rabbis examine what has been said about the matter in the past, and scrutinize [...]