Struggling With GodRabbi Yonasan Bender LCSW, Psychotherapist
What is morality, faith, and our place in the world? Not easy questions. Many look to religion to answer these questions. Religion certainly does provide answers but not in the way we're used to. The answers we're given are really only starting points to help guide us on a path to greater wisdom. That path is a difficult one because it demands us to be present. To think outside the box. It demands us to struggle with God as opposed to thoughtlessly receive "the answer." In the struggle and through this tension we grow.This podcast explores these topics and more from the Jewish religious tradition with a psychological perspective. Judaism struggles with justice, belief, and morality spans thousands of years. More than anything, the hallmark of Jewish wisdom is not in it's answers. It's in how it demands questions. ----- Rabbi Yonasan Bender LCSW, received his ordination from Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, head of the Jerusalem Kollel and Aish HaTorah. He is a graduate of Hebrew University's Paul Baerwald School of Social Work. He completed post graduate training in a wide array of therapeutic approaches. These approaches range from CBT to Psychodynamic therapies. Before Hebrew University, he studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Drake University. Yonasan majored in philosophy and ethics. Yonasan is a member of the Association For Contextual Behavioral Science. He's a key member of the clinical team at The Place, the Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. Yonasan is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist skills trainer and a group leader for the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder' Family Connections program. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger, poor self-esteem, insomnia, and marital conflict.
- No. of episodes: 17
- Latest episode: 2021-10-05
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