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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...

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  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,...

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  Aside from the “Av” that begins both of their first names, or aleph beis if the letters were written in Hebrew, and the fact that Avraham Fried and Aviv...

Jedwab: Awakening in the Time of Corona

  After 20 years of doing dentistry, I’ve noticed trends. One particular pattern I’ve seen is that most people jump at the chance to go on the laughing gas. There...

Jedwab: Hidden Miracles

  By Gila Jedwab, DMD EDITORS NOTE: The debate over the global response to the COVID-19 virus will most likely go on for months, maybe years. It is the opinion of...

Jedwab: The Timeless Gift of Torah

  By Gila Jedwab, DMD The Torah is a gift. Why do we call it that? Because it keeps on giving. The most amazing realization is this. The eyes inside your head,...
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