The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing: A Spiritual Companion for Mourning (Paperback)

A Spiritual Companion for Mourning

By Stuart M. Matlins (Editor), Dr Ron Wolfson (Foreword by), Ron Wolfson (Foreword by)

Jewish Lights Publishing, 9781580238526, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2016



Wisdom, solace and inspiration from Jewish tradition to bring you hope and healing after loss.

"Mourning can open doors you may not have imagined before your life was shaken by loss. This book provides keys to those doors and a way into the rooms beyond them. Whether you stand at grief's threshold or give counsel to someone who does, this book can offer guidance.... With words of wisdom, ranging from comforting to provocative, each author stands at the entrance to one of mourning's doors, extending a hand to offer the key you will need, inviting you into one of these deep conversations."
from the Preface by Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW

Beloved and respected spiritual leaders from across the Jewish denominational spectrum share insights from their experience, Jewish tradition and their personal encounters with grief and healing. This wide range of perspectives, offered with grace and compassion, will be a treasured resource in your time of grief. Whether mourning a recent loss or experiencing pain from old scars, you will be encouraged and challenged to be fully, vulnerably present to your emotions; forgive your own shortcomings and those of others; and remain open to love despite pain and uncertainty.

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW Dr. Norman J. Cohen Rabbi Mike Comins Rabbi David A. Cooper Rabbi Rachel Cowan Rabbi Edward Feinstein Rabbi Nancy Flam Rabbi Lori Forman-Jacobi Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC Debbie Friedman Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, PhD Nan Fink Gefen, PhD Rabbi Neil Gillman, PhD Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL Rabbi Arthur Green, PhD Dr. David Hartman Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD Rabbi Margaret Holub Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Rabbi Maurice Lamm Rabbi Naomi Levy Rabbi David Lyon Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler Rabbi James L. Mirel Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky Rabbi Daniel F. Polish, PhD Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis Rabbi Dannel I. Schwartz Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz Rabbi Rami Shapiro Rachel Josefowitz Siegel Rabbi Shira Stern, DMin, BCC Rabbi Nancy Wechsler-Azen Karen Bonnell Werth Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, DMin Dr. Ron Wolfson Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman

For use by individuals as well as in groups or counseling settings.