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When words fail : a religious response to undeserved hurt

Author: Sholom Stern
Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Named Person: Sholom Stern; Sholom Stern
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sholom Stern
ISBN: 0765760932 9780765760937
OCLC Number: 40830239
Description: xxii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. The Pastor in Judaism Speaking Authoritatively, but with a Compassionate Voice Chief Actor in the Healing Drama 2. Give Me Friendship or Death Health and Human Companionship Guilt and Mourning Case Study of a Self-Indulgent Life Excommunication and Mourning Alone with God Sitting Shivah without Any Visitors Beyond the Destroyed Temple Life and Dialogue 3. Enter the Comforter The Non-Professional in the Healing Process The Therapist as a Friend Silence, A Prelude to Venting Anger Does job Express a Death Wish? Shattering of Eternal Verities Bittush--A Hasidic Approach to Recovery Never Letting Go of Guilt Feelings The Victim Interceding for Friends 4. Listening Greatest Comfort, "Be Quiet, Let Me Speak" Jacob's and Elkanah's Failures Everyman's Question--Is God Listening? The Lead Role without a Word The Handmaid Acting as Sarah's Mother Listening with the Third Ear 5. When Silence is Golden The Bible's Most Famous Silence Silence Speaking Louder Than Words When Knowing Too Much Induces Silence Highest Praise to God A Teacher's Silence The Loudest Noise in the World 6. Give Me Your Hand: Reflections on Nonverbal Communication The Healing Touch Rabbi Johanan's Therapy Eyes and Nose--The Silent Messengers Clothing and Nonverbal Communication Cain's Body Language Semichah--Ordaining through Touch 7. Responding to Tragedy Every Man Has His Breaking Point Asserting Power in a Powerless Setting God Favoring the Pursued The Weakness of Phyysical Power Feeling Superior through Laughter The Present Doesn't Determine the Future Parallel between Job and Zion The Most Perfect Thing--A Broken Heart Job, The Man with No History Life--A Pledge Returned to God Can Evil Be Good? Creative Illness The Holocaust--Acquiring Special Credit 8. Making Your Peace with God Where is My Father? Metaneeds More Than Basic Needs I Know My Redeemer Lives Revealing Our Darker Side Depression and Distancing Ourselves from God Fighting Death, Asserting Life Our Humiliation and God's Tears Job's Healing without God's Answer Liberated from Prison of Self-Centeredness Concluding Thoughts Bibliography Index
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