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"Enthusiastically recommended as a valuable discussion of a universal experience."
“A splendid resource for readers of any philosophical persuasion.”
―The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
“This book is marvelous. It is a work that I wish I had written. It is the best book on this subject that I have ever seen.”
―Rabbi Levi Meier, PhD, chaplain, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; author, Ancient Secrets: Using the Stories of the Bible to Improve Our Everyday Lives
“Insightful and understanding.... A realistic guide which will help secure healing for those who have suffered loss.”
―Rabbi Lee Bycel, dean, School of Rabbinics, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
“I feared it would be too much centered on the Jewish tradition to be meaningful for my situation, but not so at all. It spoke to me throughout. Your methods of healing are so basic and human that I believe they would be accessible to many groups, with or without their own religious traditions.”
―Libby Ingalls, a non-Jewish mourner
“My dad is gone and I will continue to deal with that for years to come, yet I feel peaceful and comforted by my encounter with Mourning & Mitzvah, and I am deeply grateful to Anne Brener for having written it.”
―Linda Zweig, Jewish mourner
“Wise and compassionate.... [Makes Jewish] wisdom explicit in a practical and insightful way.”
―Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
“An important book with the power to bring Jews closer to Judaism and closer to the Source of life and death.”
―Rabbi Sue Elwell, director, Los Angeles Jewish Feminist Center
An excellent resource for those who need help during their time of mourning [to] find healing and understanding.”
―New York Board of Rabbis Bulletin
“As a rabbi who must deal on a daily basis with aspects of mourning, there are few books that I can turn to for guidance, let alone suggest to be read by those I am comforting.... I am unaware of a book that is as helpful or as complete.... Bridges the gap between Judaism and psychology.... Underscores the wisdom of the Jewish tradition and its understanding of the process of healing.”
―Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer, Congregation B'nai B’rith, Santa Barbara, Calif.
“A thoughtful and sensitive guide for doing the grief-work needed to emerge from the blackness of a profound loss.”
My Rabbi recommended this book to me when my brother died. He was right that it is helpful for working through the pain of such a loss. Read morePublished 5 months ago by alzy nc
Excellent book I find helpful. I give it to any close friend who has experienced a loss. Many of my friends have said it is helpful and you don't have to be Jewish to get a lot... Read morePublished 10 months ago by X Ray
This book got me though a very hard time. I am not Jewish or particularly religious but the way Anne Brener ties the Jewish traditions into the psychological process of healing... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Honest John
After I got through the boring introductions, this book gives good advice for someone mourning a loss, any kind of loss, not just a death.Published 15 months ago by Christine Mumper
Bought for a friend who was grieving, didn't seem to help much but was worth reading.Published 16 months ago by Richard H III Riefke
This book was a gift, it seemed to be appropriate and well received.Published 16 months ago by Marjorie C. Mayer
In this country we tend to think people should get over the loss of a loved one quickly, but burying your grief only intensifies it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Allean Stewart