This book benefited from the talents, energy, and time of many colleagues and friends. Thank you all: Emily Epstein, Luciana Cassano, Sheldon Gelman, Erin Herlihy, Benjamin Resnick, Diana Kupershmit, and Patricia Waldygo. Thanks also to my wife and family, who made allowances for the demands of this effort. Above all, my gratitude to G-d for allowing me the opportunity to contribute to the repair of this wonderful world.
August 1, 2002
Wurzweiler School of Social Work