It has been over thirty years since Rabbi Riemer and Dr. Stampfer (z”l) published their first collection of Jewish ethical wills. Their work, built upon earlier collections, popularized the idea of creating ethical wills for a generation that was not familiar with the literature or the practice. For the uninitiated, an ethical will generally focuses not on the material inheritance that one wishes to leave to the next generation, but on the values, lessons, and suggested behaviors that a person wants carried to future generations. Since the authors’ work in the 1980’s, they have published a number of books on the subject and have continually updated their earlier work. This latest Jewish Lights edition includes a selection of ethical wills from different historical periods and geographical locations. Particularly useful in this edition is a brief guide to beginning the work of creating one’s own Jewish ethical will. The reader is guided to a list of simple questions that an ethical will might address. In addition to being an interesting book on the subject, it is to be highly recommended for teaching older teens and adults how to clarify the values they hold dear and how to communicate them to others in their lives. Topical Index. Notes.