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My journey to find my Jewish reality is fairly recent and in the beginning was quite tentative. When I began to seek out places to go to services, I had no idea how healing that would be.
Get a Torah perspective on mental health and what we can do about it.
We often choose not to recite the Mi Sheberach for people dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other mental health issues.
About an hour or so before Shabbat arrives, there’s a set of loud, repetitive knocks on my door. On the other side stands a mostly toothless woman, often carrying the overwhelming scent of the unbathed.
Mental-health training addresses identification, assistance and referral
The college years are about so much more than study; they represent a microcosm of the world young adults will enter. They also test students in ways they’re not always prepared for—academically, socially, mentally and spiritually. And that’s where Chabad...
Over the last few years I've become more and more reluctant to leave the house, except for work. I avoid social events, nature hikes or vacations that require lots of travel. It seems to be getting worse. I don't want to turn into a hermit. What should I ...
Purpose as the foundation of Chabad’s psychological approach
Psychology and Chabad Chassidism In seeking to achieve a healthy mental life, classical psychology’s central questions are “What’s the problem, and what caused it?” In Freudian psychoanalysis, the answer is found in the early life of the subject, particul...
Practical consequences of what it means to be human
We are not our bodies, nor even our brains. We are our souls. Drawing on years of experience working with families, the elderly and the mentally impaired, as well as his knowledge of Jewish mystical teachings, Rabbi Lipskar argues that we must stop thinki...
Lessons from the 10th of Tevet
Judaism recognizes not only the end result, but the process. We do not only mourn the actual destruction; we go to the source, we figure out how it began, when it began, and mourn that as well. When the walls were besieged, it might not have seemed that a...
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