Physical maladies, psychological illness, financial difficulties — these are pervasive in contemporary society and seem to be becoming more prevalent.
And so are books meant to help people navigate through these choppy emotional waters.
Judaism has answers for these problems: not a single, monolithic answer, but responses as varied as the Jewish people themselves.
Here are some current answers:
The Sun Will Shine Again: Coping, Persevering, and Winning in Troubled Economic Times. Rabbi Abraham Twerski. (Shaar Press, $9.99)