Rabbi Maurice Lamm is an internationally renowned author, President of the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and Professor at Yeshiva University's Rabbinical Seminary in New York. He was the rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills from 1972 until his retirement in 1985. Rabbi Lamm's latest book, The Power of Hope, was recently translated into Spanish, Greek and Chinese. His most popular work, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, is considered one of the seven best Jewish books by the New York Times. Rabbi Lamm is also author of The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage, Becoming a Jew and Living Torah in America.