Tradition vs. Psychotherapy: A Clash of World Views?

“In one session, Rachel reminded me that Judaism was a religion of actions. It was your behavior that was important, not the reasons for your behavior or the emotions you experienced. As Rachel once put it, ‘We were chosen by God specifically because we promised to ‘do and hear,’ instead of the other way round’ — instead, that is, of deliberating about motivations or intentions. Judaism, as she understood it, was antithetical to the sorts of probing questions central to psychotherapy.” [Read Article]