Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent through Jewish Ritual (Paperback)
Necessary Mourning is written in an eloquent account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies providing a moving chronicle of the loss of Abraham-Klein's own father. This unique narrative crosses the boundary between psychology, spirituality and traditional Jewish ritual. Not only describing but also explaining the psychological significance behind Jewish practices and traditions, as Abraham-Klein moves through the five stages of mourning where at each stage it opens the door to a wider world and a broader understanding of life thorugh touching death. The richly informative personal account deepens our understanding of the customs and traditions that inform the Jewish psychological response to death.