Laughing With Dead Poets Robin Williams, the Talmud and Coping With Mental Illness

Judaism offers no solution to depression - for to be depressed is to be a most proper atheist, with salvation utterly blocked - but the Talmud may guide us in using our tragedy to better our circumstances.

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Toward the end of Dead Poets' Society, as John Keating is being ushered out of the school following the suicide of one of his pupils, his disciples make a defiant statement of allegiance and respect, of honour...