Where Judaism and health intersect, healing may begin.
Essential reading for people interested in the Jewish healing, spirituality and spiritual direction movements, this groundbreaking volume explores the Jewish tradition for comfort in times of illness and Judaisms perspectives on the inevitable suffering with which we live.
Pushing the boundaries of Jewish knowledge, scholars, teachers, artists and activists examine the aspects of our mortality and the important distinctions between curing and healing. Topics discussed include:
The Importance of the Individual
Health and Healing among the Mystics
Hope and the Hebrew Bible
From Disability to Enablement
Drawing from literature, personal experience, and the foundational texts of Judaism, these celebrated thinkers show us that healing is an idea that can both soften us so that we are open to inspiration as well as toughen uslike good scar tissuein order to live with the consequences of being human.
Rachel Adler, PhD Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD Arnold Eisen, PhD Tamara Eskenazi, PhD Eitan P. Fishbane, PhD Rabbi Arthur Green, PhD Tamara M. Green, PhD Rabbi Peter Knobel, PhD Adriane Leveen, MSW, PhD Louis E. Newman, PhD Rabbi David B. Ruderman, PhD David I. Schulman, JD Howard Silverman, MD, MS Albert J. Winn, MA