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Healer of Shattered Hearts

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In a work of remarkable clarity and wisdom, Rabbi Wolpe confronts a central dilemma of modern Judaism, combining his deep knowledge of ancient tradition with modern sensibilities to show contemporary Jews that God still speaks to them--to their daily struggles, angers, fears, and needs, offering comfort and inspiration.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Penguin Books (first published April 1st 1990)
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Kevin
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book with solid insight that leaves you with much to ponder. Regardless of your faith this book will help give you an understanding of G-d. One take away that stood out is that love does not die with hate, love dies with indifference. Hate does disfigure love, but indifference obliterates it. A definite book worth reading.
Suzyn
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't happen to be either Jewish or looking for a more personal God, so I'm right there a long way from this book's audience, but I still found a lot I agreed with and a lot to think about here. In a sense what he's going for: pulling the idea of a personal God back into Judaism, is pretty huge and I can't say that I'm 100 percent convinced personally, but Wolpe covers an admirable amount of ground for such a short book.

There were lots of things I value, and I can't say that I 100 percent unde
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Carol
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The title alone is worth the book--a marvellous corrective for people who mistakenly believe that the God of the Jews is abstract, theoretical, cold. Here is the steadfast lover of our souls made accessible to all who read this book. I heartily heartily recommend this book!
Albie
Jul 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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