The articles in this book deal with the interface of psychotherapy and Judaism. The topics considered are varied and relate to theoretical as well as practical issues. Effective therapeutic treatments involving rabbis and psychologist, markedly differing opinions of rabbinic authorities regarding psychotherapy, examples of psychological wisdom and insights of rabbis and religious leaders in effecting change in people, guidelines in treating ultra-orthodox patients, and responsa of contemporary rabbis to psychotherapy-halachic questions and issues are some of the topics that are clearly presented in this volume. Mental health practitioners, rabbis as well as those interested in the interface of psychotherapy and Judaism will find interest and benefit from reading this book. -- Seymour Hoffman, Ph. D. is a senior clinical psychologist who had worked for many years in a variety of psychiatric facilities in the United states and Israel. He presently works as a supervising psychologist in a mental health clinic in Israel and is in private practice. He has published many articles in professional journals and co-authored and authored several books on psychotherapy. He is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. -- Leah Rossman, Ph. D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Israel. She worked many years as a psychiatric social worker and as head of therapeutic staff in a variety of facilities and taught a course in psychopathology at a teachers' college in Israel.