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  • Taming the Beast: Trauma in Jewish Religious & Political Life. By Sousan Abadian and Tamar Miller. Published Winter/Spring 2008 in Journal of Jewish Communal Service, vol 83, No. 2/3.
    • By taking a look at Jewish religious and political like, the authors of Taming the Beast, aim to open up conversations about how historical collective traumas continue to shape the meaning we make of our individual and collective experience today. This, in the hope of eliciting thinking about how to rally the rich and abundant resources in religious traditions and rituals, as Muslims, Jews, and Christians each seek greater fulfillment, peace, and security.  Taking a look at Jewish narratives – both generative and toxic — is a sample of the kind of work communities can do to heal old wounds. Some disempowering narratives are not totally false, which of course is the basis of their power.  Understanding how trauma insinuates itself into religious and political life may inspire and guide our collective tasks in making the world a safer more joyful place.

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