The spirituality of shame

By Niles E. Goldstein

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 15, 1998

The author illustrates ways that shame (boshet) as a concept was traditionally viewed as essential to the moral and spiritual life of a Jew, and argues that, if restored to an appropriate place in modern Jewish life, it could lead to increased wisdom, compassion, and virtue.

Topic: History, Psychology/Psychiatry, Jewish Text, Religion, Values

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.28/no.554

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Genre: Article

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Goldstein, Niles E. The spirituality of shame. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 15 May 1998:


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