This book brings together stirring and often profound testimonies by rabbis, scholars, poets, therapists, and storytellers. Whether Orthodox or Reform, Jews have always taken seriously the importance of ritual and community in the process of mourning. Editor Jack Riemer has chosen Lawrence Kushner to explain why mirrors are covered at the time of death, David Wolpe to tell us why stones are put in graves, and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi to examine the fate of the soul after death. There are also chapters on euthanasia, why Jews prefer burial over cremation, and what it is like to participate in a volunteer burial society. "Wrestling with the Angel" is an excellent spiritual resource.