Midrash and Medicine Healing Body and Soul in the Jewish Interpretive Tradition

ISBN-10: 1580234844
ISBN-13: 9781580234849
Edition: 2011
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Description: This groundbreaking volume examines the spiritual shortfalls of our current healing environment and explores how midrash can help you see beyond the physical aspects of healing to tune in to your spiritual source.

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This groundbreaking volume examines the spiritual shortfalls of our current healing environment and explores how midrash can help you see beyond the physical aspects of healing to tune in to your spiritual source.

Michele F. Prince, LCSW, MAJCS, is executive director of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center in Los Angeles. She is a steering committee member and former director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health of Hebrew Union College. She is an oncology social worker affiliated with the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Metaphors and Side Effects
L'Mashal: Metaphor and Meaning in Illness
From Heaven to Hypochondria: Metaphors of Jewish Healing
The Narrow Place from Which Healing Comes, and the Expansive Edge of the Continent
Surviving the Narrow Places: Judah and Joseph and the Journey to Wholeness
Widening the Boundaries
Lyric and Community
The Midrashic Impulse in Poems, Our Dialogue with Ecclesiastes, and Other Lyrical Interpretations
"Psalms, Songs & Stories": Midrash and Music at the Jewish Home of San Francisco
God in the Doctor's Office: Some Midrashic Elaborations
Talking to Physicians about Talking about God: A Midrashic Invitation
A Physician's Response to the Midrashic Invitation
Contexts of Suffering, Contexts of Hope
Neither Suffering nor Its Rewards: A Story about Intimacy and Dealing with Suffering and with Death
The Experience of Suffering: A Response to Ruhama Weiss
Midrashic Renderings of Age and Obligation
After the Life Cycle: The Moral Challenges of Later Life
The Journey of Later Life: Moses as Our Guide
Narrative and Loss
Words in the Dark: A Personal Journey
Reflections on the Dark
The Dilemmas of Psychotherapy; the Healing Response of Midrash
The Danger of Cure, the Value of Healing: Toward a Midrashic Way of Being
Midrashic Thinking: An Appreciation and a Caution
The Narrative Turn in Jewish Bioethics
Aggadah and Midrash: A New Direction for Bioethics?
Jewish Bioethics: Between Interpretation and Criticism
What Takes Place and What Can Be Changed
A Midrash on the Mi Sheberakh: A Prayer for Persisting
The Human Body and the Body Politic
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