Corona Times

Corona Times

Memory: External and Internal

Next Shabbos is another special Shabbos, “ZACHOR” and naturally I turn to the Pesikta deRav Kahana for inspiration. The Midrash turns our attention to the

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How to Count

Next Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Adar and therefore Shabbos Shekolim. As you know, all the special parshios are noted by special collections of midrashim in

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Chanukah in Time and Space

I want to share with you my thoughts that were inspired by the Pesikta deRav Kahana, which begins with the Torah parsha for Chanukah. I suggest

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Responding to Human Behavior

Perhaps the first move we make towards becoming therapists is when we relinquish our expectations about how people SHOULD behave and learn to accept and

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Yisroel in the (Viral) World

The Pesikta deRav Kahana that we have been following commences with the general lesson that when Yisroel rejoices there is healing for all mankind. When

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Light is a Mutual Affair

Moving along with the Peskita deRav Kahana, we are encouraged that after we recover from our own pain and are comforted, it is time to

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Transformations

We have commenced our clinical program and welcomed a new group of trainees. It is time to reflect upon the ways in which our work

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A Time of Many Times

When we read the third chapter of Koheles, we are brought to a profound understanding of the human experience of time. Time is temporary, no

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Time to Part

Many of our clinic staff and trainees will be making decisions about ending treatments. For some it will be a first experience with “termination” –

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Prolonged Uncertainty

The clinic has been open for a week. Some clients and therapists met there. Our staff – Rivkah, Naama, Chavi and Deena were exceedingly successful

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Moving Together

We are entering a new phase, a challenging but hopefully a rewarding one. We will be paying careful attention to small behaviors that are usually

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A “New Normal”?

The most striking ecological effect of the Corona crisis created is clean air. We are now forced to contemplate whether we want to return to

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A Time to Collect and Reflect

Our clients have all passed through an unusual and unanticipated period. While we are thankful that this period has not been characterized by extensive mortality

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Walking Through the Fog

Strange though it may seem, we are heading into a most unsettling period. The official approach to the epidemic is that we are sort of

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Crisis and Violence

As the closure wears on, the collective nerves of many families will be increasingly frayed. Part of our role as therapists is to approach the

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Viral Time

Time has brought order into space since Creation. We mark time three times daily, every week, every month, several times a year and now during

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Chag of Presence

Ever since Rashi preferred to translate Pesach as Passover (Parshas Bo, Revii), nearly a millennium ago, Ashkenazi Jews have assumed that that was the only

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Remote Therapy

Let’s try to describe how a remote (skype, zoom, whatever) session differs from a regular session. You see much less body language The normal on

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Opening What Should Be Closed

The corona crisis has closed what should be open and opened what should be closed. A healthy family is an open system with vibrant intercommunications

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