My grandfather's blessings: stories of strength, refuge, and belonging

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Riverhead Books, Apr 1, 2001 - Religion - 380 pages
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From the bestselling author of "Kitchen Table Wisdom" comes a book that will wrap the warmth of a wise grandfather's love and the blessings of life around every reader. As a small child, Remen sat at the feet of her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the kabbalah, and learned the secret of life that she now shares: that love and blessings given to others heals our loneliness, unhappiness, and in fact all our wounds.

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User Review  - AniArnott - LibraryThing

bought this book when my mother got cancer; kept it and the other one, kitchen table wisdom in the bathroom (they are not THAT sacred - but...) It was good to just be able to rest my mind in her words and kindness. after she began to recover, my mother found them, and loved them too. Read full review

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User Review  - mamamuzic - Overstock.com

This is one of my alltime favorite books. Every story is so touching and full of wisdom. Very well written and easy to read in little bits. It would make a great gift for someone who is very ill also. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Receiving Your Blessings
19
Becoming a Blessing
79
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About the author (2001)

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is co-founder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, and clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.

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