‘Kosher psychology’ gives hope to haredim

26.12.2011                      30.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 6                      Rosch Chodesch 1

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‘Kosher psychology’ gives hope to haredim

There are "encouraging signs" haredi community undergoing a quiet revolution, says J'lem-based psychologist Naftali Fish.

Members of the Israeli haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community – seemingly more self-isolated, vigilant in segregating the sexes and extreme in observance than ever – have emotional and psychological problems no less than the general population.
Although they are averse to basing their treatment on the wisdom of “secular” personalities such as the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, they would be well advised to meld and customize this valuable knowledge with a Torah-based treatment approach to promote psychospiritual growth and healing….