“Whence My Help Come: Caregiving In The Jewish Tradition” gives those who provide spiritual care, both rabbis and others motivated to serve as instruments of healing, the conceptual models and practical tools to do the holy work of chesed, loving-kindness. It is one thing to have a good heart. It is another to have the sophistication to exercise one’s goodness of heart in constructive interventions to promote healing for others in their times of suffering.
In this book, “Whence My Help Come: Caregiving In The Jewish Tradition,” Rabbi Kestenbaum makes a passionate argument for the Jewish view on pastoral care that is derived from Jewish Scriptures, experience and custom.
Yisrael Kestenbaum had a long career as a pastoral educator and chaplain. He has rabbinic ordination from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore and holds two Masters Degrees, one in Philosophy, and one in Education from the University of Western Ontario. Now retired, Kestenbaum is an avid writer, and author of “The Torah and the Self”.
- Paperback: 164 pages
- Author: Yisrael Kestenbaum
- ISBN-13: 978-965-7344-60-6