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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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The Initiation of Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox

The Initiation of Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox

(p.7) 2 The Initiation of Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox
Sanity and Sanctity

David Greenberg

Eliezer Witztum

Yale University Press

In 1972 the Ministry of Health divided the Jewish section of Jerusalem into four zones, and mental health clinics were opened in each, administered by the city's four psychiatric hospitals. The northern quarter, home of the ultra-orthodox community of Mea Shearim, was assigned to Ezrat Nashim Hospital. This chapter provides an overview of the authors' experiences working at the clinic in Ezrat Nashim.

Keywords:   ultra-orthodox Jews, Jerusalem, mental health, community psychiatry, mental health clinics, Ezrat Nashim Hospital

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