National Association of Chevra Kadisha

When Caring Counts Most: A Guide for Jewish Caregivers



When Caring Counts Most: A Guide for Jewish Caregivers Acting as a caregiver for a loved one can be lonely, overwhelming and unpredictable. This anthology takes a multi-pronged approach to the caregiving challenge: it includes the Torah perspective on caregiving; practical, hands-on suggestions regarding the medical, physical and emotional aspects of caregiving; personal accounts; advice and legal guidance; and a review of end-of-life challenges. The articles were written by rabbis, doctors, lawyers, mental-health professionals and laypeople, including Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Rabbi Eytan Feiner, Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Dr. Howard Leibowitz, Mrs. Rachel Schmidt, LCSW, Libi Astaire, Mr. Mark J. Kurzmann, Esq., and many others. Includes a detachable pamphlet entitled Welcome to our Jewish Home: The Home Health Aide’s Guide to Basic Jewish Laws and Customs, which received the haskamah of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, zt”l. This guide can be given to the aide and can also help the caregiver to be as comprehensive as possible when instructing the aide in caring for their loved one.

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