By Leon Olenick,Amitai Zachary Malone
Advance compliment for "Anatomy of a Tear":
“Such a blessing for us! Leon Olenick supplies us tales so easily profound they contact the entire organs of the physique, tenderizing the center, aiding the liver to stay a lifestyles worthy residing! greater than that, they render the soul so it will possibly emerge clarified. this can be a permanent and necessary read.”
- Mitchell Chefitz, writer of "The 7th Telling" and "The Curse of Blessings"
“These really good tales are choked with insightful, inventive, and sometimes replicable acts of compassion and loving-kindness direly wanted in healthcare settings this present day. This grasp chaplain unearths the way to expand the sweetness and that means of residing into each final moment.”
- Rabbi Goldie Milgram, writer of "Mitzvah tales: Seeds for thought and Learning"
“My eyes mist as I input those sacred encounters. These moments develop into unforgettable and now dwell inside me. I am ceaselessly thankful to Leon for remembering those occasions and for sharing their majesty. I locate my spirit renewed as I realize myself “living in black and white instead of Technicolor.” the photographs drawn from those relationships will provide new aspiring to all who draw close to. May the candy water of the tears herein circulate via you and renew.”
- Martha Rutland, ACPE manager, Board qualified Chaplain, United Methodist Minister
“Leon Olenick controlled to combine all of the required studying to be a Rabbi and chaplain with the center. This ebook is a middle opener for clergy and their paintings and for those who search out clergy for aid. In tale after tale i used to be moved to tears of compassion.”
- Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, writer of "The Geologist of the Soul"
“Chaplains input our lives at our so much weak moments. Their activity isn’t to treatment yet to heal: to create sacred house the place we will be able to locate wholeness in the course of our shattering. nobody does this larger then Reb Leon. The tales in Anatomy of a Tear stick with it this paintings --- his paintings --- in the course of the published web page. there's therapeutic during this ebook in case you dare to obtain it.”
- Rabbi Rami Shapiro, writer of "Perennial knowledge for the Spiritually Independent"
The following assessment, “Life maintaining Stories,” reviewed via Jennie Cohen – The Jewish publish & Opinion (National version, quantity eighty, quantity 2, November 20, 2013, 17 Kislev 5774)
“Many chaplains are being concerned and compassionate, non-judgmental and open-hearted. a few writers are so articulate the reader feels as though she or he is found in the tale. only a few may be able to do either good. To our success, Chaplain, Rabbi and writer Leon Olenick is a kind of few.
Anatomy of a Tear takes one on a trip to areas the place transitority features such age, race, faith and gender, have little significance. What issues in its place are the timeless characteristics of kindness, empathy, recognition, and love. trip with Olenick as he drives to amazing actual lifestyles events that you may now not make up, not just regarding end-of-life matters but additionally approximately new beginnings.
Olenick’s booklet is ready various conditions to which his paintings as chaplain has taken him in the course of all hours of the day and evening. to offer an instance of recent beginnings, one is set a pair of their 90s dwelling in a nursing domestic, they usually are looking to get married. They ask him to accomplish the ceremony.
One of my favorites titled ‘Hallelujah’ is ready being known as at three a.m. right into a Miami local that used to be in a single of the extra violent elements of city. A dying has happened and the relations is wanting non secular help. [...]
Our readers already understand this ebook of existence putting forward tales is definitely worthy interpreting over and over and might make an excellent Hanukkah gift.”
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