From the Healing and Bereavement section
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A Jewish Book Of Comfort
by Ed. Charles Middleburgh & Andrew Goldstein
This is a most beautiful and bittersweet book that deals with the hardest of subjects, death, bereavement and grieving in the most incredible of ways collecting together as it does a collection of thoughts, prayers, readings etc that at times seem almost prosaic in the extreme and at other times are the most moving homages to hope, and this is what does most clearly make it a Jewish book of comfort - the artful blending of the prosaic with the illusive.
There is in here a word, thought, poem or prayer that would work of anyone going through the trials of dealing with death, loss, illness or caring for someone through these trials.
A beautiful and melancholy book that speaks very much to the heart of those needing comfort.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll