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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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Improving Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox

Improving Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox

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21 Improving Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox
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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/9780300071917.003.0021

This chapter suggests ways to improve the quality of care for the ultra-orthodox community. Due to the relatively large size of ultra-orthodox families, more than 50 percent of all Jewish primary school children in Jerusalem are ultra-orthodox. Within a single generation, the ultra-orthodox may become the largest group in the Jewish community in the nation's capital. The issue of provision of mental health care is therefore of immediate practical importance. How service providers facilitate the meeting of two cultures is relevant wherever such an encounter occurs, be it in Israel, with its new Soviet and Ethiopian immigrants, or in any country whose community mental health services attempt to reach out to minorities.

Keywords:   ultra-orthodox Jews, mental health services, minorities, Jerusalem

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