Not that kind of Rabbi podcast (interview proceeds at 6:40)
A memoir about healing, and a model for harvesting from the past, in order to plant seeds and leave a legacy for the future.
Praise for Unthinkable Dreams...
...a deep and revealing tale of conflict, compassion, forgiveness, and love.”
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director emeritus, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and former US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
“… the reality of life immediately after the 9/11 tragedy, this book is profoundly relevant for all of us dealing with death and grief today.”
Reb Simcha Raphael, author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife
". . . very well written. On almost every page there is a crisp metaphor or a sharply worded truth that makes us sit up and notice.”
Rabbi Jack Riemer, author of Finding God in Unexpected Places and The Day I Met Father Isaac in the Parking Lot
“… a touching, soul-searched memoir that is remarkable for the author’s honesty, deep self-analysis, and pinpoint clarity of expression. … an instructive and inspiring resource.”
Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs, former President, World Union for Progressive Judaism, and Rabbi, Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Sanibel, Florida
“In reading Unthinkable Dreams, I fell in love with this family!"
Maggie Callanan, coauthor of Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
“Ballon’s story sparkles with clarity, humor, and insight.”
Rabbi Shefa Gold, author of Are We There Yet? Travel as a Spiritual Practice
“… Yesh Ballon offers up his own personal family story to illuminate how healing can happen…when we embrace compassion.”
Yosaif August, coauthor of Help Me to Heal and cofounder of Menschwork