Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides.
Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides
Eric Weiss, editor
355 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017
9780881233209, $7.99, PB, 170pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Grief often reweaves our lives into a different way of experiencing the world. Compiled and edited by Eric Weiss, "Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides" is specifically and effectively designed to complement the anchors of the Judaic tradition that contain, guide, and support us as we familiarize ourselves with and move through our own particular terrain of grief.
A beautiful companion to "Mishkan R'fuah: Where Healing Resides" this compendium is comprised of readings, poems, and meditations to support the emotional and spiritual needs that naturally arise at a time of loss. With opportunities for nourishment, contemplation, and emotional renewal, the collection is meant to be used as a resource for spiritual leaders and individuals alike.
Critique: Inspired and inspiring, "Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides" is an extraordinary resource for times of trial, stress, and grief. Especially timely given the social climate in America today that is seeing a dramatic rise in acts of anti-Semitism politically fostered by the current presidential administration, "Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides" needs to be brought to the attention of every member of the Judaic community. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.99).