This is My covenant, which you shall observe between Me and between you and between your seed after you, that every male among you be circumcised. And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be as the sign
Volunteerism is a very Jewish concept. It is based on the fundamental of chesed—kindness. As we know “Olem Chesed Yibaneh.” The world is built on chesed. Avraham Avinu, the first of the forefathers, represents the pillar of chesed. When we think of Avraham Avinu, visions of a tent open on all four sides to travelers come to
(Courtesy of SMGH) Passaic’s St. Mary’s General Hospital has begun an education program for their management and staff to learn the nuances of the Orthodox Jewish (“frum”) community as part of an overall program to accommodate this community. This past week executives and directors were versed on “Understanding Judaism”
At 78 years old, Army Vet and
“Open Enrollment” is by now almost a household word, but there is still lots of confusion. Here’s a recap of why the next two and half months are critical for which healthcare you’ll be enrolling in until 2020.
Open Enrollment takes place November 1 through December 15; during this
What Should I Say to My Loved One Who’s Struggling With Infertility?
Do you know someone suffering from infertility?
Chances are the answer is yes. Recent
(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, announced that it is the first institution outside of North America to join a network of specialized clinics accredited by the Chicago-based Angelman Syndrome Foundation.
Angelman syndrome is a rare, complex and often
For many, the holiday season represents a time for introspection and self-awareness, often inspiring one to set new goals and commitments. Exercise is a classic example of something so many people want to commit to, and for good reason. According to the American Heart Association, eating healthy and exercising regularly can prevent
The Boards of Trustees of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health have announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. This strategic move allows for new and more robust collaborations between
(Courtesy of PUAH) To abort, or not to abort? As a PUAH rabbinic counselor, this is one of the most difficult questions I’m faced with.
(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM), the nation’s newest dental school, established in 2016, recently launched a partnership with The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program, a public-private partnership that seeks to increase underserved Holocaust survivors’ access
Recently, I’ve heard the phrase “fat-shaming” outside my place of work. This idea is one that arises with my clients, discussing their experiences of being shamed or fears of being shamed for how they look. I lead a group regularly, and offer presentations to the public, on the subjects of health at every size and body