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The path of the soul : making peace with mortality
Kamin, Ben.
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New York : Plume, [1999]

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150 pages ; 21 cm
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The rabbi compassionately explores death in the context of life with stories and thoughts drawn from the Talmud, other sacred texts, philosophic writings, and his own life lessons.

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Library Journal Review

Senior rabbi at Temple Tifereth Israel in Cleveland, Kamin offers a compassionate and well-reasoned tour through modern Jewish interpretations of death. There is not so much explanation as the promise of life itself and "the universe and its elusive yet comforting concept of a God," as well as the duty to live our lives on earth in a way that uplifts spiritual values and does honor to the memory of the departed. Intelligent and consoling, Kamin's work should be well received by most readers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Time to Live, a Time to Diep. 1
Chapter 1 What Does Dying Teach About Living?p. 9
Chapter 2 Coping with the Fear of Mortalityp. 28
Chapter 3 Every Soul Takes Its Own Journeyp. 43
Chapter 4 Visiting in the Culture of Deathp. 61
Chapter 5 Conversations with the Deadp. 81
Chapter 6 On Talking to the Grieving and the Dyingp. 101
Chapter 7 Even Death Honors Creativityp. 126
Afterword: What Do We Get in Exchange for Death?p. 146