"A compassionate and action-oriented spiritual resource to share with those who come for help at one of life's most common yet most invisible passages." -- Anne Brener, L.C.S.W, author of Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing
"Gathers together an array of sources that provide wisdom, comfort, and hope at times of great fear, sorrow, and pain... An exquisite resource for building spiritual strength." -- Rabbi Nancy Flam, Co-founder of the Jewish Healing Center
"It is a moving and uplifting text that considers the loss involved in the inability to conceive as well as failed pregnancies. But Tears of Sorrow is also about healing, reconciliation, and making the months of pregnancy a spiritual journey. In all of these endeavours, this excellent book succeeds, and I only wish I had it available when I was a congregational rabbi. . . . one of the strengths of Rabbi Cardin's work is her acknowledgement that these issues and traumas affect men as well as women, and that true healing can only come when both parties face them together." -- Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, Ph.D., Executive Director, Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues
"This book is a deep and provocative collection of rituals, prayers and petitions that modern people have developed to help themselves and others grapple with some of life's curves. It is a blending of ancient texts and traditions with all of the infusion life can offer at the end of the 20th century." -- Jewish Book World, Fall 1999
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.