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Jewish tradition says safety trumps privacy when it comes to mental health

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/jewish_tradition_says_safety_trumps_privacy_when_it_comes_to_mental_health_

Jewish law considers mental illness as serious and real as physical illness, says Rabbi Elliot Dorff, professor of philosophy and co-chair of the bio-ethics department at the American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism), with an accompanying obligation of treatment.

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