Gratitude in Judaism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150100
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847389 | DOI:

Series: Series in Affective Science

Gratitude in Judaism

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This chapter examines the concept of gratitude in the religious traditions of Judaism. It discusses the two recurring themes in Jewish teaching on gratitude. These are cultivating gratitude to God and nurturing gratitude in human relationships. It analyzes gratitude-related prayers and teachings throughout Hebrew Scriptures and proposes ways for translating religion-based conceptions of gratitude into empirical research questions.

Keywords: gratitude; Judaism; religious tradition; Jewish teaching; prayers; empirical research

Chapter.  9834 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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