Jedwab: Our Chance to Be Different

By Gila Jedwab, DMD I am not a rabbi or a doctor. I have a dental degree and some thoughts. My goal in writing is to help find a way...

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Naomi Kramer, a registered nurse, wrote about her early days as a COVID-19 intensive care nurse. This is her second installment. Most people have been counting the days since quarantine...

Dr. Gila Jedwab: Fighting the Fog

    Last night I finally understood why I’ve been feeling so confused, dizzy, and disoriented. The word came to me, a psychological term that captures this ambiguous, knot-in-the-gut feeling perfectly. It’s...

Jedwab: Prepare to Be Amazed

  One line caught me during Rosh Hashanah davening. I’m sure I’m not the only one who saw it. “Ki sa’aveer memsheles zadon min ha’aretz — Because You will remove...

Gila Jedwab: Hold On to My Freedom

  A Canadian friend watched my Freedom Rally speech on Facebook. She messaged me that it made her cry. “Literally bawling” was what she told me. “Why did it make you...

Jedwab: Refuat Hanefesh Before Refuat Haguf

  By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD A friend of mine who lives in Israel messaged me on Facebook. She said that she went to pray at the Kotel last week. She...

Jedwab: The Million-Dollar Question

By Dr. Gila Jedwab I had a conversation with a friend this week. We talked about why I have been so worried about G-d’s feelings during this crisis. He asked...

Naftuli Moster Outs Himself As Satmar Wedding Tipster

By NAFTULI MOSTER (JTA) — On Saturday night, shortly after observant Jews went back online after Shabbat, Orthodox media outlets, Twitter accounts, and WhatsApp groups were ablaze about news that had broken several...

Larry Gordon: Protest Politics

  Back in 1968, I was in camp in Ferndale, New York. I had one of those small transistor radios that allowed me to listen to a local news broadcast,...

Gila Jedwab: Use Your Imagination

By Gila Jedwab, DMD Some things just go together. Meatballs and spaghetti. Peanut butter and Jelly. Laverne and Shirley. Truth and kindness. In Tehillim, these two are bosom buddies. I...
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