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How Traditional Judaism Helps the Aged Meet Their Pscyhological Needs
Traditional Judaism is uniquely suited to meet some of the important psychological needs of the aged, such as a sense of community, a meaningful way to spend time, and comforting beliefs about death and God. The mitzvot (commandments) provide a framework of Jewish practice that organizes and unites elders to the Jewish community and to one another and a sense of satisfaction and significance in their lives. Through personal examples, the author shows the value of traditional Judaism to elderly hospital residents and affirms the value of traditional practice in the lives of the aged.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 48/No. 3
Page Number(s): 286-294
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Novick, Louis J. How Traditional Judaism Helps the Aged Meet Their Pscyhological Needs. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1972: 286-294. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4505
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