James Stone Goodman is a rabbi who serves two congregations in St. Louis, Missouri, Congregation Neve Shalom and Central Reform Congregation. He also runs Shalvah, outreach on addictions, Jewish Prison Outreach, and Jewish Attention to Mental Illness. He is a writer and musician who integrates story, poetry, and music in an incantational art form, producing seven CDs to date, the most recent “The Book of Healing.” He recently finished an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Missouri — St. Louis. His work is available on two websites: www.stonegoodman.com and www.neveshalom.org.