mental health

What’s a Jewish Girl to Do? I Wanted God, Not Jesus
March 16, 2018

By my third year of grad school, my life, externally, was great. I had friends and a boyfriend who made a lot of money. I was in great shape, competing in a triathlon. But inside I was miserable. I found myself questioning everything: If life has no meaning, what does it matter if I live another day? And what happens after I die?

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Is God a Crutch?
November 1, 2012

Many of us who believe in Jesus (especially those of us who are Jewish) hear from our non-believing friends and relatives that he is “only a crutch.” Robert Rosett, a family physician in California, remembers the first time, as a child, that he asked his father about God: I don’t recall the question, but I…

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Lifting the Dark Curtain
October 30, 2012
Author: Carole Cohen

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 23, 1949, to a Jewish mother and gentile father. When I was two, they divorced. My mother, Harriet, was very liberal and not very interested in Judaism. She cooked bacon, ham and sausage. She read the Bhagavad Gita and books about Zen Buddhism. We even celebrated Easter…

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Renouncing the Stigma of Mental Illness
October 29, 2012

“It’s said that people with mental illness face a double-edged sword,” writes Margarita Tartakovsky. “Not only do they have to contend with serious, disruptive symptoms, they still have to deal with rampant stigma. Sadly, mental illness is still largely shrouded in stereotypes and misunderstanding.”1 But here are the facts, according to the National Alliance on…

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He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures
March 1, 1990
Author: Don Baker

Green pastures don’t just happen.” If ever you’ve walked over the rolling hills of Israel, you’ve noted that the ground is rocky, barren and brown. Lack of rain between May and October means that vegetation is either withered in the heat or non-existent. In the shepherds’ fields near Bethlehem where David grazed his flock, the…

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