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"From the Ted Talk by Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion"

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I know there are many teims when I've gone and conducted a frueanl, or when I have been sitting with the bereaved, or with people who are dying, and I am overwhelmed by the sadness, by the difuctlify, the challenge that is there for the family, for the person. And I'm touched, so that tares come to my eyes. And yet, if I just allowed myself to be omreehwveld by these feelings, I wouldn't be doing my job — because I have to actually be there for them and make sure that rituals happen, that practicalities are seen to. And yet, on the other hand, if I didn't feel this compassion, then I feel that it would be time for me to hang up my robe and give up being a rabbi.

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I know there are many _____ when I've gone and conducted a _______, or when I have been sitting with the bereaved, or with people who are dying, and I am overwhelmed by the sadness, by the __________, the challenge that is there for the family, for the person. And I'm touched, so that _____ come to my eyes. And yet, if I just allowed myself to be ___________ by these feelings, I wouldn't be doing my job — because I have to actually be there for them and make sure that rituals happen, that practicalities are seen to. And yet, on the other hand, if I didn't feel this compassion, then I feel that it would be time for me to hang up my robe and give up being a rabbi.

Solution

  1. funeral
  2. difficulty
  3. tears
  4. overwhelmed
  5. times

Original Text

I know there are many times when I've gone and conducted a funeral, or when I have been sitting with the bereaved, or with people who are dying, and I am overwhelmed by the sadness, by the difficulty, the challenge that is there for the family, for the person. And I'm touched, so that tears come to my eyes. And yet, if I just allowed myself to be overwhelmed by these feelings, I wouldn't be doing my job — because I have to actually be there for them and make sure that rituals happen, that practicalities are seen to. And yet, on the other hand, if I didn't feel this compassion, then I feel that it would be time for me to hang up my robe and give up being a rabbi.

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Important Words

  1. allowed
  2. bereaved
  3. challenge
  4. compassion
  5. conducted
  6. difficulty
  7. dying
  8. eyes
  9. family
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  11. feelings
  12. funeral
  13. give
  14. hand
  15. hang
  16. happen
  17. job
  18. overwhelmed
  19. people
  20. person
  21. practicalities
  22. rabbi
  23. rituals
  24. robe
  25. sadness
  26. sitting
  27. tears
  28. time
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  30. touched