Through the wisdom of ancient stories, the great rabbis, poets, and philosophers, and Wolpe's own experience as a rabbi, a son, a grandson, a husband, and a father, this beautifully written book shows us how to find faith in difficulty--the faith, hope, and purpose that help us to survive.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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About the Author
David J. Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California, and has been named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post. He has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Wolpe, a weekly columnist for Time.com, has been published and profiled in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Jewish Week. He is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times.
Table of Contents
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Does a good job of explaining the various types of loss (from home to identity to life), and sensitively describes the dilemma faced by anyone caught between fear of loss and fear of not living a full life. What I missed were concrete strategies on how to create meaning after a loss. It's one thing to tell us (repeatedly) that we must somehow make meaning after a loss; it's another to suggest ways how to do so, and I wish Rabbi Wolpe had taken that step.
In this latest work, Rabbi Wolpe deftly discusses the notion of 'loss' and how it pertains to many aspects of life. Though the title itself might cause one to think that the subject matter is solely about sadness and pain, the author shows (quite clearly) that loss is a natural outgrowth of experiencing life. All transitions involve some bit of loss as we move from stage to stage; Wolpe analyzes this phenomenon by addressing losses in chapters concerning Home, Dreams, Self, Love, Faith and Life. For anyone who has experienced life's ups and downs to any degree can identify with the inspiring teaching contained within this book. Making Loss Matter is a worthy read, and should prompt its readers to examine their lives more carefully, with an eye toward recognizing and acknowledging the blessings that they truly do have.