Can Judaism Replace Therapy?

Dangers lurk when one becomes religiously observant in the hope of relieving psychological distress.

On November 22, Haaretz ran an article by Gili Izikovich about the new Israeli television series “Mekimi,” based on the novel of the same title by Noa Yaron-Dayan. In the article, the author’s husband, Yuval Dayan, is interviewed; he tries to explain his highly liberated version of outreach to those who are remote from religion. For him, it turns out, teshuva − becoming religiously observant...