Women with Cancer and Survivors
Facilitated by Beth Broodo, MS, LPC, RYT, Binah Cancer Support Services integrates psychology and Jewish perspective.
In Judaism, the concept of ‘Binah’ refers to women connecting to their inner wisdom. The Binah Cancer Support Services at JFS combine psychology, wellness, and Jewish perspective into healing.
For information and timing, ask for the Director of Binah Cancer Support Services.
Groups for Women with Cancer and Survivors
Please be sure to inquire with Beth Broodo at firstname.lastname@example.org about the current schedule.
More on Binah
Binah is ‘intuitive understanding’, or ‘contemplation’. It is likened to a ‘palace of mirrors’ that reflects the pure point of light of Chokhmah, wisdom, increasing and multiplying it in an infinite variety of ways. In this sense, it is the ‘quarry’, which is carved out by the light of wisdom. It is the womb, which gives shape to the Spirit of God. On a psychological level, Binah is “processed wisdom,” also known as deductive reasoning. It is davar mitoch davar—understanding one idea from another idea. While Chokhmah is intellect that does not emanate from the rational process (it is either inspired or taught), Binah is the rational process that is innate in the person which works to develop an idea fully.
Binah is associated with the feminine. The Bahir states: “For you shall call Understanding a Mother.” Classical Jewish texts state Binah yeterah natun l’nashim, “an extra measure of Binah was given to women.”
The Matriarchs—Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah—build the Jewish Nation from within. Each woman possesses the ability to see what is not obvious on the surface, and that is why there is a Jewish Nation today.