Kallah Teachers, BRCA Testing, and Surgery

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every so often a medical issue comes to the fore that urgently needs to be addressed.  The prevention and minimization of disease is a biblical imperative....

One Size Does Not Fit All: Testing Your Metabolic Rate

By Dr. Bo Rosenblat Chief Physician for Dr. Bo’s Diet Have you ever looked at the nutrition labels on the food you eat? Or used the “calories burned” icon on the...

Getting Drunk On Purim

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is one halachah that parents just don’t like at all. It is also one that they do not really have an answer for. “But Mom,...

Pain Abounds

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center Wherever I go–the local bagel store, simchas, and even the neitz minyan at the Kotel–people ask, “Rabbi Ginzberg, how come you haven’t...

Getting Drunk on Purim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is one halacha that parents just don’t like at all. It is also one that they do not really have an answer for. “But Mom, Dad, you...

Israeli Study: Breastfeeding Can Reduce Risk of Children Getting Cancer

JNS.org - Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed...

The Horror Of Addiction

By Doni Joszef I’ve been strangely shaken by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I found myself unable to sleep last night, disturbed by the details of his dim demise. Not...

Exciting Plans At Pediatric Healthcare Of LI

The Woodmere practice of Pediatric Healthcare of Long Island has recently relocated to a beautiful new office facility. The new building, at 145 Franklin Place in Woodmere, faces the...

The Magic Of Cauliflower

By Elke Probkevitz Winter produce can be disappointing, with its limited selection. There are not many fresh, bright veggies out there this time of year. Root veggies such as potatoes,...

THE HORROR OF ADDICTION

 By Doni Joszef - I've been strangely shaken by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I found myself unable to sleep last night, disturbed by the details of his dim demise. Not...

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Israeli Startup Raises $11.5M to Improve Drone Precision Agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHy7js3sTA&feature=youtu.be Israeli startup SeeTree, which utilizes drones and artificial intelligence to enable precision agriculture for orchards, announced on Thursday that it has raised another $11.5...

Terrorist Attacks in Israel Decrease Sharply

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks against Israelis dropped by 75 percent last month over November, but it was also the...

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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Rockland County-based education advocacy group challenging the constitutionality of a newly amended state law that...

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