Jewish Death and Dying
FROM LIFE TO LIFE: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE JEWISH TRADITION Purchase
$55.00 - Rental $25.00
This is a sensitive documentary, handled with care and feeling. Guided
by Torah law, the video depicts the preparation for burial, the simple
pine coffin, the muslin shroud, the ritual of Taharah, the burial, sitting
shiva, and the need for a tombstone. It is a realistic and illustrative
undertaking with strong human interest. The explanations of Rabbi Rokeach
and Rabbi Chait are lucid and absorbing.
JEWISH DEATH AND MOURNING
Purchase $55.00 - Rental $25.00
The experience, wisdom, and dignity of Rabbi Maurice Lamm are presented
in a unique video about a subject most persons have difficulty in understanding.
The changes for the deceased and the mourners are traced simply and meaningfully.
PLAIN PINE BOX
Purchase $50.00 - Rental $25.00
This is an outstanding description of the Chevra Kadisha. The video follows
the steps in preparing the body for burial as well as the humanizing aspects
of Judaism in its respect for the living and for the deceased. “Plain
Pine Box” follows the Conservative Jewish practice of Taharah (preparation
of the body for burial).
Purchase $29.95 - Rental $20.00
The way children view death is often with ambivalence and lack of understanding
of the finality of this state. Mordecai Richler’ story about his
grandmother’ death is somewhat irreverent but deeply moving. “The
Street,” an award winning animated documentary, makes a frank statement
about the ways children and families respond to death.