The idea that guilt and Judaism are closely interlinked has a long historical legacy. After discussing recent work on anthropology and emotion focusing on shame and guilt, we examine three theories purporting to account for this link: psychoanalytic, theological, and guilt as a cultural stereotype particularly the notion of the Jewish mother.
Dein, S. (2013). The Origins of Jewish Guilt: Psychological, Theological, and Cultural Perspectives. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 15(2), 123–137. https://doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2012.737682