Monday, October 27, 2014

2 years in preparation and now available: The Garden of Healing

I am delighted to announce the publication of The Garden of Healing,  by Rabbi Shalom Arush. I have had the great privilege of translating and editing this 450 page masterpiece on Traditional Jewish medicine, originally written in Hebrew, and have been honored by Rabbi Arush to add a glossary and compose an additional final chapter, based upon my experience and philosophies in the  practice of Traditional Jewish medicine.  My wife Yocheved, who served as my proofreader, on multiple occasions exclaimed: "This book is amazing and it sounds like  you could have written it!" (which is easy to understand as  Rabbi Arush's presentation is  consistent with the approach that  I take to medicine). 

The book is quite comprehensive,  and Rabbi Arush beside being an extremely sensitive, G-d fearing  and highly developed spiritual individual, is also a scholar in Jewish Traditional Literature of enormous proportions. He is a gifted orator, and his ability to to disseminate his message of emuna  is legendary as can be seen by the fact that his best selling book, The Garden of Emuna, has sold over 2,000,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into  ten languages.  

This is not a book for those looking for quick fixes or  who attribute illness and pain  to natural phenomena. The original Hebrew text was entitled, "Hashem Rofecha" (from the verse in Exodus),which means "Hashem is your Doctor."  As I often say, it is a book whose goal is to get the reader to think differently, and to learn to listen to illness, pain and adversity as Divine messages, even "love letters" from G-d, given to us to wake ourselves up and make changes in the way we relate to ourselves, those whose lives we impact, our environment, and, of course, Hashem.  It is a unique opportunity to  immerse oneself in the pure unpolluted waters which nourish and cultivate the garden of healing.     

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