Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion

Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion

by Kerry M. Olitzky
     
 

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Jewish tradition encourages study as a way of honoring the memory of those who are no longer among us. Grief in Our Seasons offers a comforting link between study and the tradition of saying Kaddish, helping those who are mourning to heal at their own pace and to cherish the memory of their loved ones each and every day.

Each section of Grief in

Overview

Jewish tradition encourages study as a way of honoring the memory of those who are no longer among us. Grief in Our Seasons offers a comforting link between study and the tradition of saying Kaddish, helping those who are mourning to heal at their own pace and to cherish the memory of their loved ones each and every day.

Each section of Grief in Our Seasons is devoted to a stage of mourning, providing daily readings from sacred Jewish texts and words of inspiration, comfort and understanding. "Meditations Before Saying Kaddish" share the insights of others who have faced the challenges of mourning, and tell how they found solace during the process.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A valuable resource affirming the healing power of study, prayer and memory in Jewish tradition."
Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, Monmouth Reform Temple

"A meaningful guide for those seeking comfort and spiritual sustenance during the difficult days following a loss. An indispensable manual for mourners."
Dr. Ron Wolfson, author, A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement

“Warm and inspiring ... brings comfort and healing every day of saying Kaddish.”
Anne Brener, grief therapist; author, Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for the Mourner's Path through Grief to Healing

“Remarkable ... a hopeful, compassionate guide along the journey from grief to rebirth, from mourning to a new morning.”
Rabbi Levi Meier, PhD, (Orthodox) Chaplain, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; author, Ancient Secrets

“Brings together gems from the Jewish tradition ... opens the spiritual resources of Jewish tradition.”
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, president, The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; editor, Kol Haneshamah,the Reconstructionist prayer book series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580236997
Publisher:
Longhill Partners
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
606 KB

Meet the Author

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of Big Tent Judaism, formerly Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Big Tent Judaism Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for a Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other Addictions—Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also coauthor of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One—Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two—Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal (all Jewish Lights).


Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
  • Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
  • Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
  • How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
  • Optimism for a Jewish Future

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