Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, presently living in Jerusalem, is a distinguished rabbi, writer, and teacher. He led Atlanta's Congregation Beth Jacob for almost 40 years. He has served as Editor of <i>Tradition</i> magazine, and he has published six books, including <i>The Shul Without a Clock</i>, <i>Tales Out of Shul</i>, and <i>On Judaism</i>.

Articles by Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

Shiva Prohibitions Embody Depersonalization

The specific prohibitions on mourners during the shiva period reflect the mourner's sense of estrangement from the life force.

Death as Estrangement

Mourning customs reflect the depersonalization and distance from God experienced by the mourner who has just confronted the death of a close relative.