Shame, behavior and religious belief

By Barry Greif

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

The author, a child psychologist, argues that the concept of shame does more harm than good. Even when it comes to recognizing wrongdoing and returning (teshuvah) to good behavior, sin is less effective than appropriate pride for approaching God with and awe and reverence.

Topic: Religious Observance, 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

Page Number(s): 3-4

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Genre: Art

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Greif, Barry. Shame, behavior and religious belief. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 15 May 1998: 3-4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11919


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