Parents, Children, and Therapists

By Stuart Kelman, Alison Jordan

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, January 2010

This piece explores the interaction between children, parents and therapists in psychotherapy. The authors emphasize that tzimtzum (self-contraction) is required for enabling parents to appreciate kinship difference and identity as being part of the passage of generations. They conclude by asserting that Jewish tradition is most suitably passed on through the loyalty and love of Jewish culture and learning as well as the cultivation of distinctiveness and freedom in the dialectic of identity.

Topic: Continuity, Culture, Generational Issues, Psychology/Psychiatry, Family, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 40/665

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Kelman, Stuart. Jordan, Alison. Parents, Children, and Therapists. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. January 2010:


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