Monday, January 11, 2010



I am anything but a lonely person but I simply like this picture seen in a haredi forum !


  1. Is depression an serious issue within the haredi community in israel?

  2. B"H

    It depends where you look at. Concerning Haredim with religious doubts or any other personal problems, it is indeed. The question is how society deals with personal issues. Going to a psychologist makes you look mentally ill in the eyes of society. The Shidduch issue and the kids Yeshivot are at stake.
    However, there are some haredi doctors providing help.

    Nevertheless, the matter is being kept very quiet and one going to a doctor does not publicize it.:-)

  3. And what is the picture supposed to ell us? That Haredim are living in darknes, while other people are living in and with light, or the other way around?

  4. B"H

    No, that would be totally missing the point !

    Haredim don't live in darkness and others do not only see the light.
    The picture more reminded me of different states of minds. People being depressed within haredi society; for whatever reason.
    And others leaving society but are caught in their won thoughts of the past.