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By Rabbi M. Chava Evans and Rabbi Eryn London
Release date: June 4

This pioneering new book will provide a much-needed resource for those dedicated to the holy work of healing and comfort-giving in the field of chaplaincy. Kol Halev: A Jewish Chaplain's Handbook, is a thoughtful collection of prayers, meditations, and rituals used by Jewish chaplains and chaplains serving Jewish clients during some of the most emotionally delicate moments in people's lives. This comprehensive volume, which covers a broad range of events and circumstances such as birth, pre-op, post-op, illness, anxiety, and death and dying, includes vital information about each prayer, gentle explanations of how prayers are used, and personal reflections by the authors. Each text is brought in its original language, many of which are in Hebrew, followed by transliterations, translations, and easy-to-follow instructions. The sources in the book can be adapted to almost any situation of prayer and reflection. This handbook is sure to become an invaluable resource for the people engaged in this sacred work.

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by Judy Lev (Labensohn)


When childhood grief is silenced, mourning goes underground and may last a lifetime. In this hybrid memoir Judy Lev blends memories, facts, retrieved documents, letters real and imagined, short fiction and personal essays to grieve the loss of her baby brother Joey in 1951, when Lev was five.

Our Names Do Not Appear explores the long-term effects of family silence, as Lev ponders who else died on the day she learned of Joey’s death. Lev celebrates the use of imagination as an important tool in the redemptive trek through the chaotic landscape of loss.   

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