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Rabbinic insights into behavior change
Hoffman, S; Hacarmi, Y. 2002.  BH 13:183-190. CELD ID 21440

Abstract
Jewish sages had profound psychological wisdom and insight into human behavior and pathology and how to affect and modify them. This essay gives a cognitive-behavioral interpretation of psychological insights of several Jewish biblical commentators. The attitude of the rabbis towards the use of manipulation in effecting change in people who are in distress is also discussed with the aid of rabbincal "clinical single session therapy: vignettes.