Hilkhot Avelut [Hardcover]
Understanding the Laws of Mourning
By: Rabbi David Brofsky
Hilkhot Avelut: Understanding the Laws of Mourning integrates halakhic, conceptual, philosophical, and historical analysis as it presents the laws of mourning. In Hilchos Aveilus, each topic begins with its primary sources, be it a talmudic passage, a comment of the Geonim, or a practice instituted by the Rishonim or Aharonim. The author traces the halakha through the early and later commentaries, including relevant debates among the poskim regarding contemporary applications. In addition to the main text, a practical compilation of the laws of mourning is included. This book is published in association with the RCA with haskamot from Rabbi Mordechai Willig and Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon as well as introductions from Rabbi Elazar Muskin and Rabbi Mark Smilowitz.