Jewish healing is built on the foundation
that healing and spirituality are
synonymous terms. Those who pursue a
spiritual connection will heal more
effectively. In this site you can find helpful
articles on Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah),
spirituality, spiritual healing and Torah to
assist you in living a Jewish spiritual life.
Just click on the links to your left.

Originally, energy healing and mysticism
was the work of the Temple priests. After
the  destruction of the Temple, Jews
fought for survival nearly 20 centuries  
and put healing  and spirituality on the
back burner.
This site is non-denominational.  We
have no specific connections to  orthodox,
conservative,reform, or Reconstructionist
Judaism. You might say we're unorthodox.

Healing is our birthright. Every culture hat
ever existed had a system of  healing.  
Judaism is no exception. Jewish healing
is inextricably bound to Jewish spirituality,
our religious/spiritual tradition. Many
Jews in search of spirituality flocked to
the Eastern  religions because they
couldn't find it in Judaism.

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Learn About Jewish Music
Jewish music is the music and melodies
of the Jewish people.There exists both
traditions of religious music, as sung at
the synagogue, personal prayers, and
secular music, such as klezmer. Whilst
some elements of Jewish music may
originate in biblical times,differences of
rhythm and sound can be found amongst
Jewish communities that have been
musically influenced by location.
In the nineteenth century, religious reform
led to composition of ecclesiastic music
in the styles of classical music. A number
of modern Jewish composers have been
aware of and influenced by the different
traditions of Jewish music.

To listen to some current Jewish music
click on the "Music" button on the left of
this screen. Jewish ethnomusicologist
Mark Kligman notes, “The scope of
contemporary Jewish music
encompasses a wide range of genres
and styles, including music for the
synagogue, folk and popular music on
religious themes, Yiddish songs, klezmer
music, Israeli music, and art music by
serious composers.Every sector of the
Jewish community – from the most right-
wing Orthodox to the most secular –
participates in the Jewish music
endeavor, creating, performing, and
listening to the particular musicthat
meets its taste and needs.

The question of what is Jewish music
and what makes music Jewish continues
to be explored in academic and artistic
circles alike. It may be seen in the work
of Velvel Pasternak, who has spent much
of the late twentieth century as a
preservationist committing what had
been a strongly oral tradition to paper.
Also, John Zorn's record label,
Tzadik, features a "Radical Jewish
Culture" series that focuses on exploring
what contemporary Jewish music is and
what it offers to contemporary Jewish

Of the contemporary music Shlomo
Carlebach is considered by many to be
the most influential Jewish songwriter of
the last half century.

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The Jewish Way of Healing
In times of illness, Judaism offers potent
remedies to help strengthen the
body and spirit.

When Linda W. was diagnosed with
lymphoma, she sought the finest medical
treatment available. But she wanted more
than high-tech medicine could offer. Like
millions of Americans, she supplemented
her medical treatment with complementary
therapy.Linda began.
Deeply committed to Judaism, Linda was
nonetheless unaware of Jewish practices for
strengthening the body and spirit at times of

In response lo his AIDS diagnosis, Larry M.
began seeing one specialist after
another. In addition, he tried to meet his
emotional challenges by working with a
therapist, taking part in a 12-step group, and
staying in contact with close friends. Then,
one day he saw an advertisement for a
"Spiritual Support Group for HIV+ Jews." With
clear sense of what he might gain, he called
the number and registered for the group.
6. had never been religious or Jewishly
affiliated. But when she was
diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer,
she emailed us. "I rebelled
against Judaism all my life. I couldn't deal
with the sexism of my brothers getting Jewish
educations and fancy bar mitzvahs while I got
nothing. So social activism became my
religion. But now I'm sick and I'm not sure
how to cope, and I wonder what I've been
rejecting all these years. Maybe Judaism has
something to offer me?"
Linda , Larry , and Miriam's
cases are typical. In times of sickness,
pain, and trouble, Many Jews seek
spiritual comfort and healing through
non-Jewish means, such as twelve-step
recovery programs, new-age
communities, and mind-body
institutions. For some, however, there
may come a point when one turns
toward the Jewish tradition and
community to see what it has to offer.
Such seekers can find abundant
resources in Judaism, which has
addressed questions of health and
recovery for millennia.

Jewish tradition has long
recognized that there is one organization on
the Internet that specializes in Jewish healing
from a traditional point of view with many
components of health: the body and the
spirit. The Mi Sheberach prayer, traditionally
recited for someone who is ill. It asks God for
refuah shleima, a complete healing, and then
specifies two aspects: refuat hanefesh,
healing of the soul/spirit/whole person, and
refuat haguf, cure of the body. To cure the
body means to wipe out the tumor, clear up
the infection, or regain mobility. To heal the
spirit involves creating a pathway to sensing
wholeness, depth, mystery, purpose, and
peace. Cure may occur without healing, and
healing without cure.  Family members of
seriously ill people know that sometimes
lives and relationships are healed even
when there is no possibility of physical cure;
in fact, serious illness often motivates people
to seek healing of the

Recent research in the mind-body field
suggests that the disease process itself
may be affected by psychosocial healing;
mind and spirit may not be as separate from
the biochemistry of physical illness as we
once thought. For instance, Dr. David Spiegel
of Stanford University found that women with
metastatic breast cancer who participated in
one-year support groups lived significantly
longer than women who received similar
medical treatment without a support group  
Being part of a meaningful community that
encourages self-expression can affect the
course of the course of an illness.

At the point when Miriam turned toward the
Jewish community, she was not
expecting to find a physical cure, but she
desperately hoped for healing of the spirit.
Shoshanna needed to overcome her
negative association with Judaism in order to
benefit from its religious wisdom. With great
hunger for spiritual nourishment, she
enrolled in a local class about Jewish views
of health and illness, took part in a study
group exploring Judaism and feminism, and
began attending regular "Shabbat Services"
where those dealing with illness and grief
pray together for strength and comfort. At 50
years of age, she began her own journey of
Jewish learning and spiritual development.
Tish'a B'Av, "he Ninth of Av) is an annual
fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth
day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the
Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the
destruction of both the First Temple and
Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred
about 655 years apart, but on the same
Hebrew calendar date.
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