Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We are Our Other's Keeper
Jack H Bloom
Haworth Press, 2006 - Religion - 453 pages
A collection of caregiving tools combining the values of Jewish tradition and self-relations—useful for practitioners of ANY faith!
Self-relations, a powerful framework for doing respectful and humane caregiving for oneself and for others is here brought into relationship with Jewish thought.
Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other's Keeper is an extensive resource for caregiving tools and approaches. Using Jewish tradition and Self-Relations as take-off points, experts from many fields provide insightful perspectives and effective strategies for caregiving.
In the language of self-relations each of us is not referred to as a Self. Instead, each of us is more accurately described as a relationship between “selves”—relationship is the basic psychological and religious unit! Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other's Keeper sensitively centers on relationships and the healing process, using the understanding that to spark healing in others, a loving, respectful relationship must first be present between every aspect of our “selves.” Thirty-six categories of caregiving are comprehensively presented, allowing its use as a helpful resource for any clergy considering any of the included topics. Each author's personal reflections, and personal experiences using care tools clearly illustrate how love-respect relationships within oneself can transcend into effective care for others.
Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other's Keeper provides helpful tools and explores: