Everyone hopes that this book will never be needed, but everyone knows that it will be - and when the time comes, it is indispensable. Of all the books on the Jewish outlook on death and bereavement, probably none is as complete as this one. It covers the comforting, caressing hand of faith and spiritual strength, but there is much, much, more.
Among its many features are: detailed checklists of the halakhic laws and customs, special prayers to be said in the hospital and at the sickbed, the cemetery service, and prayers and customs for the house of mourning. It contains legal forms for a last will and testament and for the sale of one's business for the shivah week, where such a course is necessary. Included is a section of 50 mishnayos, translated and explained.