'Spiritual specialists’ bring pastoral care to Israelis of all stripes
Conservative rabbis Miriam Berkowitz and Valerie Stessin offer support to ailing patients and help them - or anyone else going through a life-changing transition - cope.
When Miriam Berkowitz set off from Montreal to Boston to study international relations and Russian at Harvard University, becoming a rabbi was not part of her plan. Just the idea of navigating the crowds who might want to chat after kiddush, says the soft-spoken Canadian, seemed exhausting.
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