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MAY THE ANGELS CARRY YOU
Jewish Prayers and Meditations for the Deathbed

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MAY THE ANGELS CARRY YOU – Jewish Prayers and Meditations for the Deathbed is a collection of traditional and contemporary Jewish prayers, meditations and sacred readings designed to offer comfort and solace for those wrestling with dying and the approach of death. This unique book is a simple, practical and functional deathbed manual for people on an end-of-life journey, family members who accompany them, and professional care-givers in search of practical tools for Jewish patients that honors the legacy of Jewish deathbed practices and is inspired by the spiritual insight of Jewish renewal.

$10.00


MAY THE ANGELS CARRY YOU –
Jewish Songs of Comfort for Death, Dying and Mourning

A CD of original music by Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

 MAY THE ANGELS CARRY YOU – Jewish Songs of Comfort for Death, Dying and Mourning is a collection of songs and prayers by Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and a companion to the deathbed manual of prayers and meditations by Simcha Raphael. With original compositions based upon traditional Jewish motifs of death and mourning, this collection offers spiritual solace for those dealing with dying and walking mourners’ journey of bereavement and healing. These songs can also be incorporated into funeral and shiva rituals. A unique collection of contemporary liturgical songs for cantors, rabbis, members of the hevra kaddisha, chaplains, caregivers and others involved in this holy work.

Click here to purchase a digital download copy

$12.00





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LYRIC SHEET BOOKLET for MAY THE ANGELS CARRY YOU
Jewish Songs of Comfort for Death, Dying and Mourning

A complete selection of lyrics from the CD of music for death, dying and mourning.
May be used as liturgical poetry. [8.5 x 11″ booklet, 14 pages]
$5.00





MAY THE ANGELS CARRY YOU – SPECIAL OFFER! 
for-bookstore

Book, CD and Lyric Sheet Booklet available as a package

$24.00





JEWISH VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE
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JEWISH VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE is a unique historical and philosophical study tracing the evolution of ideas about individual postmortem survival in Judaism.  Originally published in 1994, this book has become a classic in its time, the most comprehensive examination of life after death in Judaism available in English.

Surveying a far-ranging assortment of texts on life after death in Bible, Apocrypha, Rabbinic literature, medieval philosophy, medieval legendary Midrash, as well as Kabbalah and Hasidism, this book presents an extensive portrayal of the ever-changing notions of life after death over a period of almost four millennia.

Review of Jewish Views of the Afterlife by Jaron Justin Lewis, Ph.D.

From Stella Veretnik, San Diego, CA

Dear Simcha – I just wanted to let you know how useful your book Jewish Views of the Afterlife was to us. Our son chose this topic for his Bar-Mitzvah project and we spent many hours throughout reading through your book and taking notes… I am happy to say we are almost done with the project and have learned a tremendous amount and not only on the afterlife! Everybody thought it was a very heavy topic for a twelve year old person, but he chose it and struck through it, even though a lot of help and support was required :). As you know very well – there is an amazing lack of books on this subject, so you practically saved us! Thank you!

From Richard Marceau, Gatineau, Quebec, editor of The Canadian Haggadah canadienne

Dear Dr. Raphael – Yesterday, I finished reading your book Jewish Views of the Afterlife. I had been looking for such a book for quite a while. It is well written, very informative and accessible for the regular Jew that I am. Thank you for having written it.

$44.00





LIVING AND DYING IN ANCIENT TIMES: Death, Burial and Mourning in Biblical Tradition 

livingdyingLIVING AND DYING IN ANCIENT TIMES: Death, Burial and Mourning in Biblical Tradition  is both historical and contemporary in outlook, and explicates views of dying, death, burial and afterlife characteristic of ancient Hebrew and Israelite civilization. Exploring  the rich tapestry of deathbed experiences of our Biblical ancestors, this book also presents contemporary reflections on dealing with human mortality and end-of-life issues in our ever-changing twenty-first century society. Both scholarly and practical in orientation, LIVING AND DYING IN ANCIENT TIMES provides valuable wisdom for clergy, care-givers, family members and those wrestling with the human encounter with death.

FROM Rabbi Nadya Gross, Director,  Hashpa’ah: Aleph Training Program for Jewish Spiritual Directors

In this brilliantly researched and clearly articulated treatise, Simcha Paull Raphael takes us on a journey into our ancient past and gives us back our instinctual capacity to understand and do honor to end-of-life experience and practice. This is one aspect of human experience which does not beg to be improved upon with technological advances, but rather to be restored to the realms of mystery and intuition.

FROM Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Simcha Paull Raphael combines over three decades of therapeutic experience with careful readings of biblical texts to produce a well-crafted book that brings ancient insights into our own contemporary questions about death and dying.

$10.00

THE GRIEF JOURNEY AND THE AFTERLIFE: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement

THE GRIEF JOURNEY AND THE AFTERLIFE: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement presents a contemporary psychological approach to grief and bereavement which integrates an understanding of both Jewish death rituals and Kabbalistic teachings on the afterlife journey of the soul. It is designed to be a resource for both care-givers and those walking the mourner’s path.

FROM Rabbi Dayle Friedman, author of Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife

Simcha Paull Raphael is a skilled and compassionate guide to the terrain of grief. His elegant weaving of Jewish customs, psychological wisdom and visions of the afterlife provides an invaluable resource for anyone caring for Jewish mourners on their path from loss towards wholeness.

FROM Rabbi Jack Riemer, editor of Jewish Reflections on Death

This is a book that will be an invaluable resource, not only for pastoral counselors, but for all of us who are facing our mortality. In it, Simcha Paull Raphael unpacks the wisdom that is contained within the Jewish tradition of death and dying, and teaches us how these insights can bring health and healing in our time. This is a wise and a helpful book, and should be cherished.

$10.00


KADDISH ECHOES – POEMS OF NIGHT TIME, POEMS OF MOURNING

KaddishEchoesA rich tapestry of poetry chronicling the experience of a year of mourning and saying Kaddish for a parent.
[8.5 x 11″ booklet, 82 pages]
$18.00





POEMS OF LIFE AND DEATH – March of the Living

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A short collection of poetry written in response to a journey traveling through concentration camps and other sites of the Holocaust in Poland. [8.5 x 11″ booklet, 22 pages]
$10.00


If you prefer to order by mail, please send check or money order payable to:

Simcha Raphael
c/o DA’AT INSTITUTE

1211 Ansley Avenue
Elkins Park, PA
19027

Postage and handling $3.50 for first book, $1.50  each additional book.
Postage and handling $2.00 for CD and booklets.
Bundled shipping available for multiple orders.
Contact drsimcha@daatinstitute.net