A family physician in an ultraorthodox Jewish village

Rina Erez*, Stanley Rabin, Louis Shenkman, Eliezer Kitai

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The ultraorthodox Jewish community of Kfar Habbad Village is a special minority community in the Israeli context, one with particular needs because of its special religious and social commitments. This paper gives a personal account of a family physician's work in treating this population. It emphasizes the unique role of the doctor in her ongoing interaction with the rabbis of the Village and the doctor's use of community resources in order to meet the special needs of the group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999


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