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Judaism, Health, and Healing: How a New Jewish Communal Field Took Root and Where it Might Grow
The Jewish healing movement, since its inception in the early 1990s, has achieved considerable progress, establishing Jewish healing centers in 36 cities, training physicians in Jewish healing, and introducing a popular prayer of healing (Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach) into synagogues around the country. However, the Jewish healing movement has not flourished academically, and a dearth of scholarly articles is partly responsible for its current difficulties in raising funds and attracting practitioners. Thus, with a concerted effort to increase dialogue about Judaism, health, and healing, the Jewish healing movement will be able to more ably nourish the spirituality and spiritual healing needs of the Jewish community.
(This double issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service is dedicated to SJCS, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Jewish Communal Service).
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Naron, Gail
Volume/Issue: Vol. 84/No. 3/4
Page Number(s): 280-291
Coverage: United States
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Prince, Michele F. Judaism, Health, and Healing: How a New Jewish Communal Field Took Root and Where it Might Grow. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2009: 280-291. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4439
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