Healing and the Jewish Imagination: Spiritual and Practical Perspectives on Judaism and Health (Paperback)

Spiritual and Practical Perspectives on Judaism and Health

By William Cutter (Editor), Rachel Adler (Contribution by), Arnold Eisen (Contribution by)

Jewish Lights Publishing, 9781580233736, 219pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008

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Description

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 Judaism's 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
  • Overcoming Stigma
  • Jewish Bioethics

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 us--like good scar tissue--in order to live with the consequences of being human.

Contributors:

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

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