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My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging

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As a small child, Rachel Remen sat at the feet of her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the kabbalah, and learned the secret of life: that love and blessings given to others heals our loneliness, unhappiness, and in fact all our wounds. Remen uses her power as a master storyteller to bring to life the extraordinary blessings of ordinary existence. These exquisite pieces show us how we bless and serve each other most often without knowing it, how much life gives to us, and how many of our own blessings we have still yet to receive.

There is nothing more comforting than hearing Rachel's grandfather speak of love, life, and God to a small, lonely, and very spiritual child who was trying to find her way in an unspiritual world. These are stories for keeping at the bedside, for those dark nights when we go out in search of our souls.

Rachel's grandfather has blessed not only his beloved granddaughter but, through her, has blessed us all.

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In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive.

Dr. Remen's grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness, heals our loneliness, and connects us more deeply to life.

Life has given us many more blessings than we have allowed ourselves to receive. My Grandfather's Blessings is about how we can recognize and receive our blessings and bless the life in others. Serving others heals us. Through our service we will discover our own wholeness—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "Kitchen Table Wisdom" comes a book that will wrap the warmth of a wise grandfather's love and the blessings of life around every reader. As a small child, Remen sat at the feet of her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the kabbalah, and learned the secret of life that she now shares: that love and blessings given to others heals our loneliness, unhappiness, and in fact all our wounds.

About the Author

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. has been counseling those with chronic and terminal illness for more than twenty years. She is cofounder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and is currently clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

My Grandfather's Blessings Introduction

I. Receiving Your Blessings

Blessing

Wrestling with the Angel

The Shell Game

The Spice of Life

Lot's Wife

Having What You Have

Letting Go

Owning

Keeping It Together

At the End of the Day

Remembering

Getting Real

What Matters

Teachers Everywhere

You Have to Be Present to Win

Knowing the Heart

Counting Your Chickens

L'Chaim!

II. Becoming a Blessing

Getting It Right

The Gift

Being Used

Seeing the Buddha Seed

Simply Natural

All in the Family

Transmission

Bearing Witness

The Trajectory

Holding On to the Heart

Lost and Found

Finding New Eyes

Strengthening Life

The Friend

Wisdom

III. Finding Strength, Taking Refuge

The Meeting Place

Pearls of Wisdom

The Way Through

Right Protection

From the Heart

Wholeness

The Link

Getting Clear

Being Fed

When Somebody Knows

A Place of Refuge

Coming Home

In the Gray Zone

Finding the Center

In the Beginning

Call Home

Broken

Promises, Promises

IV. The Web of Blessings

Belonging

Lifeline

Learning to Serve

We Are Enough

Finding the Connection

Breathing In and Breathing Out

The Gift of Service

Fellow Travelers

The Laying on of Hands

Choosing Your Battles

Heaven and Hell

The Wise Man

How the World Is Made

One Little Candle

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

V. Befriending Life

The Game

Knowing Life

Loving Life

Eggs

Finding the Way

When It Works

Habit

The Gift of New Eyes

Making a Difference

The Bottom Line

Crazy Clean

Integrity

The Path

A Matter of Life and Death

The Mirror

Who Serves?

Beyond the American Way

The Emperor's New Clothes

Forgiveness

The Gift of the Magi

Completion

Celebration

VI. Restoring the World

Lineage

Beyond Words

The Final Patient

Mystery

A Question of Style

On the Cutting Edge

Mary

After Dark

The Thirty-six

Finding Safety

The Way It Is

The Presence of God

The Friction in the System

The Reward

The Real Story

Acknowledgments

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sbourrie, January 20, 2007 (view all comments by sbourrie)
Rachel Naomi Remen is that unique M.D. who understands both the human body and the human spirit. In her work with cancer patients over the decades and her own battle with Crohn's disease, she has developed a compassion for us mere mortals who are trying so hard in this life, who are coping with the challenges and problems life throws at us, and who have so much to learn. This book is a soft, warm blanket for the soul. I'm buying for my friends and everyone I work with so that we can all be helped to remember what's important and to help each other, too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781573228565
Author:
Remen, Rachel Naomi
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Remen, Rachel Naomi
Location:
New York
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Jewish way of life
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Ethics, jewish
Subject:
Exempla, Jewish.
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
1737-12
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.18x5.54x1.03 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive.

Dr. Remen's grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness, heals our loneliness, and connects us more deeply to life.

Life has given us many more blessings than we have allowed ourselves to receive. My Grandfather's Blessings is about how we can recognize and receive our blessings and bless the life in others. Serving others heals us. Through our service we will discover our own wholeness—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Kitchen Table Wisdom" comes a book that will wrap the warmth of a wise grandfather's love and the blessings of life around every reader. As a small child, Remen sat at the feet of her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the kabbalah, and learned the secret of life that she now shares: that love and blessings given to others heals our loneliness, unhappiness, and in fact all our wounds.
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