Healing of Soul, Healing of Body: Spiritual Leaders Unfold the Strength & Solace in Psalms

Healing of Soul, Healing of Body: Spiritual Leaders Unfold the Strength & Solace in Psalms

by Simkha Y. Weintraub
     
 

A source of solace and a healing resource for those who are facing illness, as well as those who care for them.

For centuries, people have turned to the Book of Psalms for solace, comfort and catharsis, seeking guidance, meaning, hope and reassurance—in short, spiritual healing.

This book is intended to help you—struggling with illness or

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A source of solace and a healing resource for those who are facing illness, as well as those who care for them.

For centuries, people have turned to the Book of Psalms for solace, comfort and catharsis, seeking guidance, meaning, hope and reassurance—in short, spiritual healing.

This book is intended to help you—struggling with illness or helping someone who is—derive spiritual healing from Psalms. In the late 18th century, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov designated ten of the 150 entries in the Book of Psalms as "healing psalms," and we present these ten to you, newly translated, for your personal exploration and expression.

"Acknowledging that the Biblical Psalms can be somewhat alien to many people, we asked ten spiritual leaders to provide a bridge, a form of access, to these ancient poems of pain and praise, of humility and hope."
—from the Introduction

Contributors:

Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz • Rabbi Rachel Cowan • Rabbi Amy Eilberg • Rabbi Nancy Flam • Rabbi Irving Greenberg • Rabbi Maurice Lamm • Rabbi Charles Sheer • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis • Rabbi Harlan J. Wechsler • Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg • Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub • Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The Jewish Healing Center and Jewish Lights have provided ten valuable entry-points into the spiritual healing of the Book of Psalms."
Rabbi Alan Silverstein, president, Rabbinical Assembly

"Opens us anew to the ancient wisdom and comfort of the psalms."
Joan Borysenko, PhD, author, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

“[A] book one reads and rereads many, many times, that one strives to absorb and to be absorbed by, and that one keeps close at hand, so that one can be nourished by it in times of fear and stress and loneliness.”
Rabbi Jack Riemer, editor, So That Your Values Live On—Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them; founder of the National Rabbinic Network

“Will bring comfort to anyone fortunate enough to read it. This gentle book is a luminous gem of wisdom.”
Larry Dossey, MD, author, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer & the Practice of Medicine

“An inspiration and guide to those who want to rejoice in their affliction, and bring healing and salvation to themselves and those around them.”
Dr. Bernie Siegel, author, Love, Medicine and Miracles

“As valuable a guide to the psalms as it is a guide through our times of trouble.”
Sherwin Nuland, MD, FACS, clinical professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine; author, How We Die

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879045316
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Pages:
115
Sales rank:
1,307,283
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Engaging, easy to read and hard to put down -- and it will make a difference and change people.

Meet the Author

Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW, is the rabbinic director of the New York Jewish Healing Center and the National Center for Jewish Healing at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in New York City. He is the author of Healing of Soul, Healing of Body: Spiritual Leaders
Unfold the Strength and Solace in Psalms
(Jewish Lights Publishing) and Guide Me Along the Way: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Surgery (National Center for Jewish Healing).

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