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Sanity and SanctityMental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem$
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David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300071917

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300071917.001.0001

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To Begin, Just Say, “How Are You?”

To Begin, Just Say, “How Are You?”

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(p.1) 1 To Begin, Just Say, “How Are You?”
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Sanity and Sanctity
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David Greenberg

Eliezer Witztum

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0001

This chapter describes a hypothetical situation involving an Israeli psychiatrist and an ultra-orthodox Jewish man. When the psychiatrist asks the patient how he is, the patient gives responses which are seemingly evasive or unrelated to the question. The chapter explains how miscommunication can arise between the psychiatrist and the patient because of the ultra-orthodox Jewish man's religious beliefs.

Keywords:   ultra-orthodox Jews, Jerusalem, psychiatrists, patients

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