Through her beautifully written book THE FOREVER LETTER, Rabbi Elana Zaiman guides readers of all faiths to acknowledge, celebrate, and share their values, wisdom and love in powerful and lasting ways with the people who matter to them most.
Based on the old Jewish tradition of an Ethical Will where elders shared their values and wisdom with the next generation, Elana brings this beautiful practice into the 21st century, making it accessible to people of all ages and cultures. THE FOREVER LETTER offers readers inspiring example letters, motivational stories, and an easy to follow step-by-step process to help them write and share their forever letters. The book is a perfect gift for holidays and rites of passage like Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, confirmations, graduations, marriage, and the birth of a child.
THE FOREVER LETTER has received high praise from authors and speakers Jack Canfield (Co-Author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul”) and Parker Palmer (Author, “Your Life Speak”), relationships’ expert Julie Schwartz Gottman (the Gottman Institute), clergy including Rabbi Sherre Hirsch (Author, “Thresholds: How to Thrive Through Life’s Transitions to Live Fearlessly and Regret-Free”) and Rev. Susan Sparks, (Author, “Laugh Your Way to Grace”), ethics expert Michael Josephson (Josephson Institute of Ethics), Barbara Isenhour (Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney), Carolyn McClanahan, MD., CFP (Life Planning Partners, Inc.), and Priscilla Long (Author, “Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”)
THE FOREVER LETTER (ISBN: 978-0-7387-5288-4) is published by Llewellyn Worldwide and is available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and other fine bookstores or ordered directly from Llewellyn.
What People Are Saying about THE FOREVER LETTER
“More than any time in our recent history, it’s critically important for families to come together and share their love and support for one another. Elana Zaiman’s The Forever Letter offers tools, guidelines and examples for grandparents and parents to share their love, respect and values with the next generation.”
-Jack Canfield, Co-Author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul® and The Success Principles™
I love this little book because it’s about writing real letters, a lost art in our time. Even more important, it’s about writing letters that matter to people who matter to us. What could be better than putting words to paper to tell people who we are and what we are becoming, and what it is that we cherish and value—thanking them for the way they helped point us toward our own North Star? Buy or borrow this deeply human book, and use it to write the letter of your life!
—Parker J. Palmer Author of “Let Your Life Speak”, “A Hidden Wholeness”, “Healing the Heart of Democracy”, and “The Courage to Teach”
Rabbi Zaiman showed me that forever letters are one of the most important gifts we can give to people we love and care about. Leaving words from our heart is just as important as passing on our material possessions. I will be recommending this book to clients and friends.
–Barbara A. Isenhour, Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney, Somers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck
- PUBLISHER: Llewellyn Worldwide
- ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-7387-5288-4
- DIMENSIONS: 6×9
- PAGES: 240]
- PRICE: $16.99
- RELEASE DATE: 09/08/2017
- PURCHASE HERE
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Favorite Eckleburg Work: https://eckleburg.org/readingseries/vipra-ghimire/
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“Light of the Desert” by Lucette Walters
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Discussion Questions for THE FOREVER LETTER
1. What are the most important values that you live and want to make sure that your children and grandchildren carry on in their lives?
2. How do you ask a loved one for forgiveness and how do you put that in a letter that is read and accepted?
3. What was the most important letter you ever wrote and how was it received?
About Rabbi Elana Zaiman
Author Elana Zaiman (Seattle, WA) is the first woman rabbi from a family spanning six generations of rabbis. She’s also a chaplain and travels throughout the US and Canada as a scholar-in-residence, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Visit her at www.ElanaZaiman.com.
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