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Custom and Ceremony: The Value of Ritual in Mourning

How does ritual help the mourner? What happens when there is no traditional ritual that is appropriate? As a way to think about the often fruitful connection between bereavement and ritual, this talk focuses on the Jewish custom of shiva, a modern Catholic funeral, and several contemporary, improvised rituals.

Suitable for funeral directors, bereavement and hospice associations, and other groups interested in bereavement issues.

Lecture based on The Mourner's Dance

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