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Coming Back: Conversations on life after loss

Jan 30, 2019

Rabbi Anne Brener stumbled across traditional Jewish mourning rituals as she was preparing for her wedding. Her fascination with these ancient prayers and rituals plus knowledge of psychology and a collection of her own personal griefs called her to deeply explore the world of Jewish mourning and write the book Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing . Today we're talking about how God can be described as "a place" for mourners, the unfortunate reality that everybody dies in the middle of a conversation, and how death requires our hearts and minds to jump from a physical relationship to a spiritual relationship. Also this week, I'm talking about the language of grief... and the subtle significance of switching from "is" to "was."

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