Mourning in Jewish Tradition
During the period between Passover and Shavuot we mourn the deaths of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples. In this series Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and study the following elements of mourning: (a) The Cadaver: How does Torah instruct us to relate to the body of the deceased? How do we treat it? Is it permitted to donate organs or bodily tissues after death? (b) Eulogy: To what extent must one tell the truth in eulogizing the dead? Is any exaggeration permitted? (c) Informing the Patient: Must the patient be told the truth of his or her condition? (d) Comforting Mourners: What are the Torah requirements for the mitsva of comforting mourners? Can this mitsva be done by email or telephone? How must one act while comforting mourners?
Mourning in Jewish Tradition: Lesson 2
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.