Monday, February 24, 2020

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Lech Lecha: My Body Is Perfect—God Created It

The Text

Bereishit 17:10-12

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

The Importance of Volunteerism

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

St. Mary’s General Hospital Begins Education Programs For Understanding Religious Jewish Community

(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”

A Daughter’s Campaign to Help Save Her Father’s Life

New York family launches lifesaving Facebook campaign AKidneyforAllan.com to find a kidney for their father. With an audience of over 44,000 and climbing, the Krieger family hopes someone in the tri-state area will come forward as a match.

At 78 years old, Army Vet and

Reap the Benefits of Open Enrollment 2020

“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

The PUAHCare Series Can Help

Because your fertility journey is so much more than a medical experience.

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

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Earns Accreditation by U.S.-Based Angelman Syndrome Foundation

(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

Start the Year Off Healthy With Vista Personal Training

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

Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

Hackensack Meridian Health commits $400 million investment in Englewood Health.

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

A Matter of Life and Death

From the files of a PUAH rabbinic counselor:
Because your fertility journey is so much more than a medical experience.

(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.


Touro College of Dental Medicine Partners With Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program

(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

Fat Shaming Is Not One Size Fits All

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