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Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, Ph.D., Executive Director, Union of Liberal
and Progressive Synagogues
Rabbi Nancy Flam, Co-founder of the Jewish Healing Center
Jewish Book World, Fall 1999
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Executive Vice President, The Board of Rabbis
of Southern California
Anne Brener, L.C.S.W, author of Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal
for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing
Many people who endure the emotional suffering of infertility, pregnancy loss, or stillbirth bear this sorrow alone. Pregnancies that end too early are hidden; failed attempts at conception are barely mentioned.
Many women and men long to find solace in religious ritual and tradition to ease the emptiness felt from a loss that is without a face, a name, or a grave. At last, there is a source that acknowledges and encourages expressions of their grief, and offers comfort in the moments of their pain.
Providing companionship and strength for healing from others who also have grieved, Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope is a spiritual companion that enables the reader to mourn within the words and ways of Judaism. Drawing deeply on the wellspring of comfort found in traditional Jewish texts and prayer; it also offers readings and rituals created especially for parents struggling with the uncertainty and sorrow of pregnancy loss and infertility, providing a source of compassion, healing, and hope.
About the Author
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin is widely recognized as an inspiring and innovative leader in bringing healing spiritual resources to us from Jewish tradition, and in making those resources relevant to our lives. She is past associate director of the National Center for Jewish Healing and was editor of Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility.
She translated and edited Out of the Depths I Called to You: A Book of
Prayers for the Married Jewish Woman, an eighteenth-century book of Hebrew
prayers. Rabbi Cardin writes from the perspective of her own experience, and
lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.
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