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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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Ultra-Orthodox Attitudes Toward Mental Health Care

Ultra-Orthodox Attitudes Toward Mental Health Care

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(p.213) 20 Ultra-Orthodox Attitudes Toward Mental Health Care
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Sanity and Sanctity
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David Greenberg

Eliezer Witztum

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0020

This chapter focuses on the difficulties of establishing a structural and ideological framework for providing mental health care to the ultra-orthodox community. It discusses rabbinic opinion on psychological services; debates in the ultra-orthodox press over the subject of psychology and psychiatry; the reasons behind rabbinic authorities' rejection of psychiatry in general and psychotherapy in particular.

Keywords:   ultra-orthodox Jews, mental health services, psychiatry, psychotherapy, rabbis

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