Jewish Support Groups as Model

By Saul Rubin

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 1995

The author, searching for an authentic spiritual community within Judaism, describes how she found inspiration on how to build community in Dr. M. Scott Peck's The Different Drum. The author describes his four-stage process of community building including "pseudocommunity," "chaos," "emptying," and "community." The final stage, "community," is described by the author as an experience of incredible spirituality, peacefulness and awe. The author argues that Jewish support groups functioning on these community-building principles may be the answer for those who seek to live life on a spiritually enlightened plane, and describes this article as the place to begin the important work of nurturing this Jewish spirituality.

Topic: Spirituality, Rabbinic Counseling, Publications, Religion, Community Building

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Levine, Herb

Volume/Issue: Vol.60/No.2

Page Number(s): 66-71

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rubin, Saul. Jewish Support Groups as Model. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 1995: 66-71. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4771


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