By: Lori Palatnik
The Jewish experience of mourning is divided into a seven day period–Shiva, and then a thirty day period. This book does three things: 1) Explores the ideas of the soul, death and the afterlife. 2) Guides the mourner through the traditions and rituals of the Shiva period. 3) Offers a thirty day guided exercise that both comforts the mourner and–according to Jewish mystical tradition–provides spiritual elevation for the soul of the departed.