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Torah Insights Into How We Tick

Mankind has always struggled with the question, "what makes us tick?" This effort endures over thousands of years. The field of psychology is only one of the recent attempts to grasp the workings of the human mind. The Jewish approach to the issue begins with the teaching that G-d created the entire universe and, as such, G-d understands us best. He can be considered the "ultimate psychologist". Judaism also teaches that G-d provided us with an "instruction manual" - the blueprint that He used to create the world, including, primarilly, the human psyche. This blueprint is the Torah.

From a Torah-perspective, a human being is comprised of tremendous depth and complexity. We are affected by psychological, spiritual, social and physical factors. The subtle nuances can be lost on the casual observer of human nature. The Rabbis spent centuries unearthing Torah insights into our essential nature and into how we are motivated to learn new responses. The moderator of this group, a rabbi and therapist, attempts to uncover some of these insights and to offer them to the readers for analysis and discussion.

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Mussar-Psych, Copyright Copyright © 1997 by Rabbi Ephraim D. Becker, Ph.D. and Project Genesis, Inc.

Rabbi Becker lectures in Israel and abroad, and maintains a counseling practice in Jerusalem. You can find more of his writings at www.mussar-psych.org.

For any comments or questions, please contact Rabbi Becker.


 

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