Hope and Faith

By Harold M. Schulweis

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), June 2004

The author states that "An essential ingredient of faith is hope. Not the wild optimism of Pollyanna, but the hope that calls upon the untapped energies of basic trust." He describes how in his pastoral experience, the patient does not seek his permission to let go, but the courage to hold on. He states that we need to be reminded that neither physician nor prophet is infallible.

Topic: Faith, Death and Mourning, Rabbinic Counseling, Pastoral Care, Belief, Medical Care, Jewish Text, Health and Healing, Values

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 34/612

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schulweis, Harold M. Hope and Faith. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). June 2004: 10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6486


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