IVF With PGD: Messengers of Geulah

By Rabbi Shay Schachter “I am most proud of being a direct descendant of the Ba’al Shem Tov,” were the words of the highly accomplished Professor Gheona M. Altarescu. Altarescu is...

Weathering the Storm of Parenting

By Mindi Werblowsky Saketkhou, LMSW Clinical Director, Madraigos I once heard a quote, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree … except when there is a storm outside.” This seems...

Touro Releases Video to Dispel Misinformation on Measles Vaccine

  https://youtu.be/SylHBnr0ka4 Responding to the outbreak of measles in New York, Touro College and University System has released a dynamic video public service announcement presenting facts about the disease and the...

The Responsibility Vaccine

By Yochanan Gordon We live in a multidimensional world where things can be perceived on varying levels. So while it seems that, on the face of it, the merits and...

Guide Found Healing in the Wilderness; Now He Helps Others

BY BEN HARRIS In January 2011, Zack Slavkin traveled to a secluded property in northern Vermont, deposited everything he had into a locked closet and rode a snowmobile deep into...

Drs. Penstein And Penstein-Hirt Provide Unparalleled Care

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Dr. Adam Penstein and his sister, Dr. Rivkie Penstein-Hirt, have raised the bar in medical care, affording patients outstanding care in their respective practices of dermatology...

Israel Mortality Stats: Cancer Killing More Jews Than Arabs

Life & Death. Photo: h.koppdelaney. Cancer caused 25.9 percent of all deaths among Israeli Jews, as opposed to 20.7% among the country's Arab population in 2012, according to recently-published Central...

Before And After: New Ad Shows Drug Users Undergoing Shocking Physical Transformation After Years...

A new anti-drug advertisement shows the  devastating physical transformation addicts experience after years of meth  use.  The photos, that show a shocking Dorian  Gray-like deterioration, were compiled from mug...

Mental Health: It’s Time to Remove the Stigma

Dear Editor: With the tragic passings of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week, I think it's once again time to discuss mental health issues. There is such a huge stigma...

Rabbinical Alliance of America: Vaccination Is Pikuach Nefesh

By Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt There is a small, yet very vocal and influential group of “anti-vaxxers” living in our heimishe communities. While I am not questioning their love for their...
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