Jewish Journal

  • Hear Oh Israel, “Can’t we all get along?”

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    November 23, 2013 | 8:57 pm

    As a child in Iran, I recited a poem wherein Moses witnesses a simple shepherd offering his prayers to God: “Where are you my God so I may offer myself as a sacrifice?  If you have torn clothes, I will sew them for you.  I want to sit by you and comb your hair, brew you tea and... read on

  • Dance of the Soul

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    November 21, 2013 | 7:55 am

    Every year around Thanksgiving in my medical practice, the quiet elephants in your rooms march in with their trumpeting trunks held high.  As our emotions hit their heights, some forget, some ignore the lows.  Many, looking around the table, missing once loved ones lost to divorce,... read on

  • When Families Feud

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    November 14, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    A few years ago my cousins and my aunt sued me for medical malpractice to the tune of five million dollars.  The details of the grievance maybe of interest, but the outcome was lose-lose; the suit was deemed without merit, but my family was decimated. 

    Growing up, my father fed... read on

  • A Ladder to Climb:  Interpreting Dreams.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    November 7, 2013 | 6:54 pm

    Ten years ago, a few weeks after I diagnosed my uncle with multiple myeloma, I got up in the middle of the night for a diaper change on my two month old daughter.  As I walked out of the bedroom, I saw, I felt, seated on the large couch in the living room five people.  The room was... read on