This Sacred Work

By Laurie Kahn

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2003

This piece highlights the importance of community helping its members deal with trauma. The author uses her personal experience as a psychotherapist to argue that trauma can only be healed in the context of a compassionate relationship. The author adds that creating a sacred space facilitates this compassionate relationship. She concludes by affirming that the community can help hold grief that is too much for an individual to carry.

Topic: Trauma, Communal Responsibility, Mental Health, Community Building

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Volume/Issue: Vol.68/no.1

Page Number(s): 43-46

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kahn, Laurie. This Sacred Work. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2003: 43-46.


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