Tears of Sorrow, Seed of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Tears of Sorrow, Seed of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

by Nina Beth Cardin
     
 

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A spiritual companion for those grieving infertility, pregnancy loss, or stillbirth, bringing solace from Jewish tradition. "This book begins where the others leave off. While the doctors do what they must do, when it is time for us to wait, or hope, or cry, or sleep, or pray, it is time for this book. The passages found within are drawn from the rich pool of

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A spiritual companion for those grieving infertility, pregnancy loss, or stillbirth, bringing solace from Jewish tradition. "This book begins where the others leave off. While the doctors do what they must do, when it is time for us to wait, or hope, or cry, or sleep, or pray, it is time for this book. The passages found within are drawn from the rich pool of spiritual responses that Judaism possesses. They reach out to us and embolden us to join our voices to the ancient prayers designed to get us through the night."—from the Introduction Enables those frustrated and pained in their attempts at parenthood to mourn the loss of a pregnancy or infertility through the prayers, rituals, and meditations of the Jewish tradition. This new edition—updated and expanded—includes guided questions and pages on which to add personal reflections of your own emotions and experiences along the path toward parenting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580232333
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin is widely recognized as an inspiring and innovative leader in reclaiming and fashioning spiritual resources from Jewish tradition, and in making those resources relevant to our lives. She was the founding associate director of the National Center for Jewish Healing and currently serves as an educational consultant to several local and national organizations. She translated and edited Out of the Depths I Call to You: A Book of Prayers for the Married Jewish Woman, an eighteenth-century book of prayers about Mikveh (ritual bath), pregnancy and childbirth; and is the author of Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope, 2nd Edition: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss; The Tapestry of Jewish Time: A Spiritual Guide to Holidays and Lifecycle Events; and Mourning a Miscarriage, a LifeLights™ pastoral care pamphlet (Jewish Lights). Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Environmentalism and Sustainability
  • "Sova": How Less Is the Only Way to More
  • Bible's Model for a Just Economy: Blending Private Interests and Public Good
  • Art of Dwelling: How We Make Our Homes and How Our Homes Make Us
  • Art of Modern Ritual

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