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  • The Many Roads to God.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    1 week ago

    "Only from the heart can you touch the sky." I often quote Rumi on how to reach God.

    Yet, anyone who has gone around the sun a few times knows that there is no one answer to any of life’s difficult questions.

    Trying to understand God, to use a crude analogy, is like the Hindu... read on

  • My Father’s Story and Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 weeks ago

    My father was a mining engineer.  He lost his father at an early age and assumed the role of a father to his younger siblings and the bread winner to his family.  He climbed his way up to the highest level a Jew had ever achieved as an engineer in Iran.  He was trusted by the... read on

  • Does Circumcision Cause Autism?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    3 weeks ago

    Circumcision in boys leads to higher chance of developing attention spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism by age 10, according to a new controversial study in  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

    The Statens Serum Institut study observed that in a cohort of all children born... read on

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  • je suis

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    3 weeks ago

    je suis

    these were the first words i uttered as a child

    in a french school, in a muslim country, in iran

    je suis afshine

    i left that land of kings, of poets, of miniature art, of silk

    je suis malade

    i forgot the language, escaped the country, because

    je suis kosher

    ... read on
  • A New Year’s Resolution: Gratitude!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 30, 2014 | 7:05 pm

    “You are as close to 76 as you are to 16!” 

    Bill loves to sting me with his wit, as if looking at my children, walking past a mirror, and the occasional lapse of memory were not enough.  Honestly, 46 is not as terrible as I thought it would be.  I used to laugh at the... read on

  • Merry Christmas!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 24, 2014 | 7:45 am

    Not “happy holidays.”  It’s Christmas!  I don't like tofu wishes; I wish for flavor and truth.

    This is the holiest day of the Christian calendar.  I would not want someone wishing me “happy holidays” for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    As a child in Iran, I attended the French... read on

  • In Sick Heart Patients, Less is More!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 23, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    In the year 2000, Israeli physicians had a major labor strike during which thousands of elective visits and surgeries were canceled, but paradoxically mortality rates fell dramatically during the same year.

    This week in JAMA, Harvard Medical School researchers published a study... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Afshine Asher Emrani is a Persian Jew who loves God passionately, and as a result loves the path of healing, loves life, loves love and loves to share what he loves!  He is a...

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