Bad Things Don’t Happen

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The book of Job is surely the most shocking book of the Bible.

Job is a righteous man — there is “no one like him on earth; pure, straight, God-fearing, and does no evil” (Job 1:8). He is wealthy, accomplished, respected, and the father of ten children.

God decides to test Job. And it’s not a stubbing-one’s-toe type of test. In one fell swoop, his children die and his wealth is completely obliterated.

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Judaism and Innate Health – Part 2

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I talked last week about a new and different approach to mental wellbeing. An approach that is very much in line with the Torah’s perspective – that we are souls created butzelem Elokim. And that our inherent G-dliness is the only place to seek psychological health and resilience.

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Judaism and Innate Health – Part 1

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By Chana Rosenblatt

The etymology of the word ‘psychology’ derives from psychi, the Greek word for ‘soul’, coupled with the suffix –ology meaning ‘science of’. Psychology, in its original form, means science of the soul. And that makes a lot of sense to me. Teach people about their own innate G-dliness and surely you can restore them to mental health. Because mental health resides in the soul; no matter how much someone is suffering the soul is always pure, never tainted.

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