This week’s letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW.

Dear Jennifer, My 16-year-old daughter Shira has always been a creative, out-of-the-box girl. She is the artsy type and has never fit the mold in school or camp. As a...

It’s All About The Spot

By Hannah Reich Berman There is no mystery about gym membership. Everyone knows that people join gyms to get healthy and to feel good. Health care providers say that it...

New Kosher Wines For The New Jewish Year

By Jay Buchsbaum The year 5775 is almost here. And so is a bevy of new wines from wineries in Israel. New wines from Italy, France, New Zealand, and California...

Can All Hurts In Marriage Be Forgiven?

By Dvorah Levy, LCSW In marriage, we find that our spouses have the ability to hurt us in a way that very few others can. How we understand these particular...

Israeli scientists say artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes and obesity

Packets of the artificial sweetener Assugrin. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Contrary to popular belief, artificial sweeteners may actually increase the risk of diabetes and obesity, a team of Israeli scientists...

Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits — in Two Days

Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own...

Iced Coffee

By Mordechai Schmutter If you’re like me, you’ve been feeling tired lately, and you don’t know why that is. Sure, you can guess. You’ve been busy. So much so that if...

The Layman’s Guide To Surviving Cancer

“You have cancer.” Those words, directed at almost anyone, can have bone-chilling effects. “Cancer” is practically an obscenity, and the people who have it spewed at them often run...

Rabbi Perl to Joan Rivers “Can We Talk?” The Tragic Cremation of Joan...

We recognize and appreciate Joan Rivers robust defenses of Israel during the summer's Gaza War. To learn of the circumstances of the passing of Joan Rivers was sad, but even...

Israeli Designer Makes Splash at New York Fashion Week (VIDEO)

Israeli fashion designer Alon Livne. Photo: Instagram For this year's New York Fashion Week, top Israeli clothing designer, Alon Livne, brought along a friend: up-and-coming shoe designer Shani Laks, Israel's...
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