About the Book
2004 National Jewish Book Award Finalist.
I recommend this fascinating book to clergy, chaplains, grief counselors, and mental health professionals of all faiths. In it you will find divine inspiration, human wisdom, and usable tools of the trade.
— Chaplain (Rabbi) Lowell S. Kronick, Associate Director, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, National Chaplain Center
This book is a gold mine for all clergy, professionals and comforters. A tour de force!
— Samuel C. Klagsbrun, MD, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Psychiatry, Jewish Theological Seminary
Consolation is filled with insights into the grieving process…gathered together with sensitivity, clarity, and the felt weight of experience.
– Jerusalem Post/David Wolpe
Although the subject is grounded in sadness, this is actually a life-affirming book…. Powerful, profound, and written in an accessible style…
– The Jewish Week/Sandee Brawarsky
Elegantly written, this eloquent and poetic book affirms life even as it confronts death. Deeply spiritual, Lamm is a sensitive guide in this painful but ultimately uplifting process.
– Chicago Jewish Star
This gripping book will appeal both to readers who have just lost a loved one, and those who have everlost a loved one…. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has suffered a loss and to those who wish to gain an understanding of the emotions and rituals involved in the Jewish way of grieving.
– Gene B. Kaufman, Executive Director of the Sinai Memorial Chapel, San Francisco/Jewish Book World