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Upcoming book

The Well of Compassion: The Art of Spiritual Care

The entire world has been experiencing the turbulence of political earthquakes and medical tsunamis. While there are neither answers nor solutions nor explanations that resolve the resulting uncertainty, we can use the spirituality of our tradition, and other accessible spiritual traditions, to weather this time.

In my upcoming book, entitled: The Well of Compassion: The Art of Spiritual Care, I wonder at the mystery and meanings of life by sharing Jewish teachings, texts, and practices with readers. Wondering at mysteries is far removed from offering pre-packaged answers that cannot, ultimately, satisfy our curiosity. Life is about the journey and the sacred relationships along the way.

 

Spirituality? My hope is that this book will open each reader’s awareness of our myriad of senses and feelings of the heart. It demonstrates how to see with the heart rather than with judgment.

 

The Well of Compassion explores the transitions in life and death, health and illness, aging, and mental health from the perspective of Jewish Spiritual Care, with contributions from other spiritual traditions. It recounts many stories based on the experiences of actual patients and people in Israel. The multi-cultural experience of Arabs and Jews, and their common need for wellbeing is evident in the human situations depicted. The human condition equalizes people everywhere.

 

Listening to the other is balanced with listening to our inner voice and listening deeply to the cry of the human soul.

On this page, I will share glimpses of the book’s progress, and information about lectures and workshops related to the book. Please join us!

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