The death of a loved one is one of life''s most devastating events, often leaving survivors with more questions than answers. On Comforting Wings draws on the customs, practices, and liturgy of Judaism''s traditions, guiding the reader through the challenges via an understanding of the rituals, theology, and psychology of the mourning practices. The reader is first introduced to the basics of what it is to be a mourner, preparations to be made, guidelines concerning the casket, and viewing the body. Additionally, the dynamics of the funeral and burial services are explained, as are the customs and ceremonies of the mourning period. Further, the erection of a monument, cementery visitations, and theological and psychological components of the mourning period are examined. Outlines of both the funeral and burial services from Judaism''s two major traditions are presented, along with specific prayers the mourners may choose in order to have the services both rooted in tradition and meaningful.