Healing, Health, and Holiness - A Review of Illness and Healing in the Jewish Tradition: Writings from the Bible to Today, edited by David L. Freeman, M.D., and Judith Z. Abrams

By Margaret Holub

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2001

The author surveys this collection of pieces, ranging chronologically from Biblical to modern, which she characterizes as inspiring and thought-provoking. She does provide some critique, including: for at times failing to provide context for potentially problematic concepts mentioned in some of the essays (especially impurity and purity); for its uncritical take on doctor-patient relationships; its sacralization of the ideal of the healthy body.

Topic: Jewish Text, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 65/No. 2

Page Number(s): 73-79

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Holub, Margaret. Healing, Health, and Holiness - A Review of Illness and Healing in the Jewish Tradition: Writings from the Bible to Today, edited by David L. Freeman, M.D., and Judith Z. Abrams. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2001: 73-79. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5868


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