Cults: Some Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

By Moshe HaLevi Spero

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1977

The author analyzes psychosocial dynamics which impel what he describes as a surprisingly large proportion of adolescents toward cults. He also discusses the means by which cults entrap members and compel obedience. The author further discusses weaknesses in Jewish affiliation which may encourage susceptibility to cults. Cults discussed include the Moonies, Hare Krishna, the Jesus People, the Jesus Freaks, Scientology and Maharj Ji's Divine Light Mission. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, ed. by Sanford Sherman, v.53, no.4, June 1977, p.383-388.

Topic: Youth, Culture, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 53/No. 4

Page Number(s): 383-388

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Language: English

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Spero, Moshe HaLevi. Cults: Some Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1977: 383-388. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1149


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