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The Healer of Shattered Hearts: A Jewish View of God Hardcover – March 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (March 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805012117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805012118
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Conservative rabbi Wolpe looks to the Bible, Talmud and Midrash as he counsels doubtful seekers of a compassionate God. "A profound, often lyrical rethinking of Jewish faith," said PW. "Wrestling with the problem of widespread evil and suffering . . . Wolpe concludes that belief in God is an existential choice."
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Wolpe, a young rabbi, has tackled the difficult age-old challenges of injustice, the suffering of the innocent, and the prospering of the wicked. Building on such biblical passages as Exodus 34:6-7, which portray the compassionate, merciful nature of God, he projects the image of a God intimately concerned with human beings. Wolpe does a credible job of synthesizing biblical texts, rabbinic sources, Midrashic homilies, and Hassidic tales in this poetic, impressionistic, yet ultimately disconnected exposition. His writing is imbued with mystical overtones containing faint echoes from the works of the late revered Abraham Heschel. He breaks no new ground using the prism of God as healer, but this depiction can bring some comfort to those who struggle with theological problems.
- Carol R. Glatt, Northeastern Hosp . , Philadelphia
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By joan e. vitolo on November 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is one of three books I would like to have if I were stranded on a desert island. This book is not only for those of the Jewish faith. Rabbi Wolpe has awaked my own faith and helped me to bond in a new way to God.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 1998
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This book is of value to readers, regardless of denomination, who want to enhance their personal relationship with God.
It also is a great examination of Judaic beliefs.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1998
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All my life, I have searching for answers on how I can heal the painds in my heart. Rabbi Wolpe's book "The Healer of Shattered Hearts: A Jewish View of G-D" has answered that search. Realizing that G-D's love for us, even in our seperation from HIM, is a warm loving feeling, hope and healing of our souls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tstone on July 30, 2011
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Wonderful book with many insights into the nature of God and humanity. This is not only a Jewish view of God but a view of God that many in the Judeo-Christian tradition will find valuable and insightful.
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