Reflections Toward a Theology of Illness and Healing

By Nancy Flam

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 27, 1994

Although God does not punish people with illness or use it as an instrument to force an evaluation of life, Judaism acknowledges a God who is the maker of "limits and finitude." Given that, Judaism asks that God's presence be remembered in negative life moments as well as in positive ones. A way of doing that is to infuse rahamim (mercy), into our care and treatment of those who are sick.

Topic: Theology, Jewish Identification, Spirituality, Emotional Support, Medical Care, Meaning, Health and Healing

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.475

Page Number(s): 1-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Flam, Nancy. Reflections Toward a Theology of Illness and Healing. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 27 May 1994: 1-4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7567


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