Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook
Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook From Traditional and Contemporary Sources.
Edited by Rabbi Dayle Friedman.
This is an essential reference for rabbis, cantors and laypeople who are called to serve the spiritual needs of those experiencing change, both joyful and sorrowful. A new paperback edition was released in spring 2010. This work draws upon both Jewish tradition and the classical foundations of pastoral care and is the definitive handbook for counseling with an understanding of Judaism.
Offering insight on technique, theory and theological implications, the contributors to Jewish Pastoral Care are innovators in their fields and represent all four contemporary Jewish movements. The book is a resource for assisting those facing life transitions, illness, aging and death, and for responding to issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse and disasters.
Paperback: 480 pages
Jewish Lights Publishing;
2 Rev Paperback edition (2010)