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Varieties of Religious Identification

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the four major subgroups within Judaism: secular Jews, traditional Jews, modern orthodox Jews, and ultra-orthodox Jews. Secular Jews consider themselves Jewish by birth alone; ... More


A Match Is Arranged Between Cultural Psychiatry and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the union of Western psychiatry and the ultra-orthodox community, based on the concept of shidduch, the arranged matrimonial match. The groom is a composite of two male Israeli ... More


Improving Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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 ... More


The Initiation of Mental Health Care for the Ultra-Orthodox

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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 ... More


A Dialogue between a Liberal and an Ultra-Orthodox on the Exclusion of Women from Torah Study

Menachem Mautner

in Mapping the Legal Boundaries of Belonging: Religion and Multiculturalism from Israel to Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383009
eISBN:
9780190203603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383009.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the exclusion of women from Torah study through a fictive dialogue between a liberal and an Ultra-Orthodox Jew. This dialogic exchange represents a suitable scholarly approach ... More


To Begin, Just Say, “How Are You?”

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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 ... More


Ultra-Orthodox Attitudes Toward Mental Health Care

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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 ... More


The Baal Teshuva and Mental Health, or Why the Camel Changed His Burden, and How He Felt About It

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the link between ultra-orthodox baalei teshuva and psychiatric disorder. It first considers the normative aspects of the baal teshuva movement, particularly the underlying ... More


Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Ultra-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem are isolated from the secular community that surrounds them not only physically but by their dress, behaviors, and beliefs. Their relationship with secular society is ... More


Betrayal: The Prince and the Wise Man Revisited

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the issue of trust in the practice of psychiatry. It addresses questions such as: Is trust unidirectional? Does the onus to be trustworthy fall only on the therapist? It also ... More


Normative Rituals

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The performance of the commandments is central to Jewish life, particularly ultra-orthodox Jewish life. There are 613 commandments in the Torah, of which 248 are positive (“Thou shalt” as opposed to ... More


Ritual as Psychopathology, or Is the Code of Jewish Law a Compulsive's Natural Habitat?

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the religious rituals that often become obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms in ultra-orthodox patients to determine whether there are limits to the expectations of ... More


Religious Ritual and OCD: Is the Torah a “Perfect Medicine” or Does it Cause OCD?

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes data from clinical work with ultra-orthodox obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers and from epidemiological studies in several countries to address the following ... More


“A Big Man Dressed in Black Is Hitting Me”: Deconstructing the Narrative

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines why nocturnal hallucinations predominantly affect ultra-orthodox teenage boys with a history of learning difficulties. The following unique aspects of ultra-orthodox life are ... More


The Virtual Rebbe

Jeffrey Shandler

in Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740675
eISBN:
9780814708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how Lubavitcher hasidim, based in Brooklyn, New York, have used broadcasting, video, and the Internet, among other media, to advance their distinctive mission during the past ... More


“A Very Narrow Bridge”: Psychopathology Among Baalei Teshuva in a Fringe Hasidic Group

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the authors' encounters with patients who were members of the group known as Bratslav hasidim. Bratslav hasidim are viewed by many ultra-orthodox as extreme, separate, and ... More


Nocturnal Hallucinations

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes a phenomenon that is unique to the ultra-orthodox Jewish population of Israel, called nocturnal hallucinations. The main external behaviors are extreme social withdrawal, ... More


Phenomenology and Differential Diagnoses of Nocturnal Hallucinations

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the diagnosis of nocturnal hallucinations and the general presentations of which it is part. It suggests that the content of nocturnal hallucinations can be understood as a ... More


Visions and Hallucinations: Angels in Today's World

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the difficulty of distinguishing between visions and hallucinations, particularly with regard to belief in angels. It first considers two aspects of hallucinations: the ... More


Broken Souls Are Not Easily Mended

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the authors. The present work demonstrates the issues that arise when patient and therapist come from different cultures. In this situation, the ... More


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