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Illness and Health in the Jewish Tradition ...
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Illness and Health in the Jewish Tradition is an anthology of traditional and modern Jewish writings that highlights these basic principles. Editors David Freeman, a practicing physician, and Rabbi Judith Abrams reexamine and reapply these tenets to modern life, with a varied selection of memoirs, stories, essays, prayers, poetry on illness and healing from the Bible to modern day.
Topics cover the role and duties of the physician, reflections on suffering, prayers for healing, the pastoral role of the rabbi, and the ethics of caregiving. Contributors include scholars, rabbis, poets and writers of fiction, medical professionals, storytellers, liturgists and illness survivors.
|General Introduction: Judaism and Healing|
|Pt. I||To Cope, to Endure, to Sustain, to Transcend||1|
|Pt. II||Seeking Meaning in Suffering||55|
|Pt. III||From Where Will My Help Come?||95|
|Pt. IV||The Jewish Healer||127|
|Pt. V||The Caring Sage||175|
|Pt. VI||Rules and Ethics||207|
|Pt. VII||The Sacredness of Health||247|
|Notes and Credits||285|