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  • Cracking open our hearts

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    September 24, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Tradition tells us that the Gates of Repentance stay open until the end of Sukkot. The intensity of Yom Kippur has diminished, but we still remember the hours together, knocking on our hearts, trying to do spiritual CPR, to wake us up to the truth of our lives. On Yom Kippur, we...

  • Hospitals and community clergy: A match made in Heaven?

    July 2, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    I remember the life-and-death confrontation as if it happened yesterday.

    An oncologist was trying to deliver painful news to the son of a grievously ill cancer patient. 

    “Your mother is actively dying,” the physician said. “I’m not sure if there is a benefit to further...

  • A Reminder about Water Safety

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    June 15, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    I’m always dismayed when people try to exaggerate the health risks of certain substances by calling them “chemicals”. “We have to worry about chemicals in apple juice” they’ll warn, or “chemicals in plastic bottles”. As anyone who’s taken a chemistry class can tell...