Applied Jewish Values in Social Sciences and Psychology

  • Michael Ben-Avie
  • Yossi Ives
  • Kate Loewenthal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Education

  3. Psychological Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Devora Greer Shabtai, Steven Pirutinsky, David H. Rosmarin
      Pages 133-149
    3. Kate Miriam Loewenthal, Simon Dein
      Pages 151-163
    4. Simon Dein, Yossi Ives
      Pages 165-183
  4. Society and Beyond

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-283

About this book


This volume interweaves concepts and methods from psychology and other social sciences with Jewish ideas and practices in order to address contemporary social issues. This volume brings together pioneering research from scholars in such fields as psychology, education, and religious studies. The authors integrate insights from Jewish texts and practices with the methods and concepts of the social sciences to create interventions that promote the well-being of children, adults, families, communities, and society. Divided into three sections – Education, Psychological Well-Being, Society and Beyond– this book shows how this integrationist approach can deepen our understanding and generate new insights around pressing social challenges to impact positive change in the lives of people and communities.


Jewish ideas and education Jewish ideas and psychology Jewish ideas in clinical settings Jewish religion and psychology ethics and mental health religion and mental health

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Ben-Avie
    • 1
  • Yossi Ives
    • 2
  • Kate Loewenthal
    • 3
  1. 1.Tag Institute for Social Development NEW HAVENUSA
  2. 2.Tag Institute for Social DevelopmentLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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