Books reviewed by James Woodward

Care and care giving

Jewish Relational Care A – Z: We Are Our Other’s KeeperJewish Relational Care A – Z: We Are Our Other’s Keeper,
Jack H Bloom, (Ed), (The Haworth Press) 2006, xxiv + 453pp, pbk, $39.95

We all need to deepen and enlarge our understanding about care and care giving.  This book, using Jewish tradition and self-relations as take-off points, experts from many fields provide a range of perspectives and strategies for care giving.

Thirty six categories are presented (for example: language; time-management; prayer, traumatic loss; grief; divorce; silence) and these topics are explored to illustrate how we might enlarge the theory and practice of care.  There is intellectual depth and imaginative compassion here.

James Woodward