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"The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" and "The Blessing of a B-" by Wendy Mogel

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Tuesday, February 1, 2011,


Being a parent is wonderful and challenging, frustrating and infuriating.  Anybody who is a parent knows what I mean.  As one of my good childless friends once put it, “You are making a commitment for life to someone you have never even met.”  As parents, we are often torn about how to respond to the inevitable crises that arise.  Wendy Mogel, a social-clinical psychologist, draws...


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In the Grip of Bereavement. An Analysis of Ten Aggadic Legends on Bereavement in the World of the Sages… by Dr. Chaim Licht

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Friday, February 19, 2010,




Dr. Chaim Licht has written a very traditional Jewish approach to dealing with the death of a child--he has looked at all the biblical and post-biblical texts from Judaism, to examine the stories and approaches that these texts take on the topic. His goal is to look at how historic stories from the Aggadah can help modern parents cope with their grief and can help those around them discover strategies for helping them.

This book is NOT a pop psychology book--it is very academic and rooted in t...
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Lydia Schultz I am a school librarian and part-time college English teacher. I hope to review many of the books I read, both in the context of my research about children's books as well as in my pursuit of recreational reading. I want to share what I read--so what else is new?

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