Against the Dying of the Light: A Parent's Story of Love, Loss and Hope

By: Leonard Fein \ Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004

This book chronicle’s a father’s struggle to grapple with his 30 year old daughter’s sudden death.  Mr. Fein is able to take the experience of loss beyond the personal, as he finds universal meaning and hope and shares important teachings about the power of memory.

 

 

 

Afterlife: The Jewish View: Where Are We Headed

By, Jonathan Morgenstern and Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky  \  Mosaica Press, 2014

 

This book presents a basic and straightforward description of the stages beyond this world. In plain and simple language we learn more about the stages beyond this life.

 

 

 

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child

Ellen Mitchell  \  St. Martin’s Pres  \  Second Edition, 2009

 

Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. Each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago. They share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond  For example:
*Harmonious relationships can become strained
*There is a new definition of what one considers "normal" 
*The question "how many children do you have?" can be devastating
*Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently

 

 

The Blessing of a Broken Heart

By Sherri Mandell  \  Toby Press, 2003

 

The Blessing of a Broken Heart is the true story of an American family who moved to Israel and were soon faced with the inexplicable murder of their son Koby, z”l at the hands of terrorists. In it Sherri describes the harrowing journey of the first year. This is a book of hope in a time of utter despair. With inspiring anecdotes about their son, Sherri inspires us as she begins to rebuild her shattered world. She teaches how one can find light and blessing in a time of great darkness.

 

 

 

First You Die, Learn to Live after the Death of Your Child, 2004
The Tincture of Time, 2011 \ By Marie Levine

 

After the death of her only child, Marie Levine weaves the story of her own bereavement into a collection of essays, poems and writings that chronicle her own surviving mother's journey. As a nightmarish reality envelops her, Marie describes the ultimate restoration of hope and healing as she learns to live a whole new life she could never have imagined. In The Tincture of Time, Ms. Levine reflects on her situation after years have past, offering a reflective that she has learned from the passage of time.

 

 

 

The Fed-Up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the
Face of Tragedy and Suffering

By Shmuley Boteach  \  Gefen Publishing House, 2013

 

This book argues for an approach to suffering which calls on us to confront G-d. Rabbi Boteach suggests in this book that learning from the role models of Abraham and Moses not to be silent and resign to ourselves to the fact that we suffer, feel despair and pain. Holding G-d accountable for pain in this world means that we believe in Him as an all-powerful G-d. Through an honest confrontation with G-d we do not diminish our faith, rather, we are empowered to do are part in making the world more whole.

 

 

 

To Mourn A Child: Jewish Response To Neonatal and Childhood Death

Edited by Jeffrey Saks and Joel Wolowelsky  \  OU Press, 2013

 

This book is a collection of over 20 articles, which for the most part, present a personal account of loss. One hears different accounts of the experience of loss, bereavement and how people have dealt with their trauma and pain. The collection highlights personal responses from an Orthodox perspective. Many of the pieces refer us to sources in biblical and Talmudic literature. The book gives the bereaved reader the sense that he/she is not alone in the experience of child loss. We learn in reading this collection of others who have walked thorough the same ‘valley of the shadow of death’ and have garnered the strength to write about their intimate feelings and their deep emotions.

 

 

 

The Road To Resilience

Sherri Mandell, 2015

 

How do you grow from grief? How do the Jewish people continue on with strength despite all of the hardships they have faced? Sherri Mandell explores the seven spiritual steps of resilience that teach us how to not only survive grief, but how to thrive in the face of loss and trauma. Resilience is often misunderstood. In Jewish thought, resilience is not bouncing back, but is a process of becoming greater. This book will prepare you to enter the darkness of loss and experience growth, even when it seems most unlikely.

 

 

 

 

My Shoshana

Rabbi Rafael Grossman, 2011

 

A prominent rabbinic figure in America pens a personal and moving tribute to his daughter forty years after her passing.

 

 

 

 

I Miss My Baby

Pnina Rosenstark

 

We are proud to have published a new children’s book
“I Miss My Baby” by Pnina Rosenstark. The book tells the heartbreaking story of the loss of an infant. The story is told through the eyes of the child’s three year old sister and touches on the tragic pain of the loss of a sibling.

 

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