Writing Eulogies

By Misha Zinkow

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2003

Heschel taught that every eulogy is a work of art that invites the composer to animate the essence and distinctiveness of the deceased through substance and form. The author asserts that brief, prepared reflections spoken by a family member or friend can be cathartic and often stirring, but it is the well-crafted eulogy comprising the memories of the many that offers the most inclusive portrait and comfort to the broad community of mourners.

Topic: Memorial, Artistic Expression, Death and Mourning, Family

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.603

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zinkow, Misha. Writing Eulogies. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2003: 12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7006


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