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The Weeping WillowEncounters with Grief$
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Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325379

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.001.0001

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Waiting for Elijah

Waiting for Elijah

Normal Grief Responses

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(p.157) 25 Waiting for Elijah
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The Weeping Willow
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Lynne Dale Halamish

Doron Hermoni

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0025

This chapter discusses the so-called normal grief responses. It describes the case of Michael, a high-powered security specialist in his thirties, who was so badly shaken by his brother's death that he decided to set a place for him at the holiday table on the eve of Passover. The chapter explains that intense grief is not frequently spoken about, much like other situations surrounding the taboo subject of death, and that as a result very little information about normal and abnormal responses to grief is available to the general public. It suggests that it is healthy to symbolically include deceased loved ones in family gatherings, as a way of honouring their memory.

Keywords:   grief responses, intense grief, death, family gatherings, Passover, memory

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