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  • Bad Medicine & Seeking Wellness

    By Ilana Angel

    September 29, 2016 | 10:43 am

    I wrote a blog last week about the issue I had getting in to see the doctor who has been caring for my back. It was frustrating and disappointing, and ultimately very telling about the man who was entrusted with my care. After Dr. Mark Schlesinger read my blog about the horrible...

  • Letters to the Editor: Paid Op/Ed, Spirituality, Pessimism, New Leaf, Circumcision

    July 5, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    Guidelines for Writing an Op-Ed

    Paul Jeser did the right thing in buying an ad in The Jewish Journal (“I am the Guy who has Been Sending the Mails Calling for a new Editor-in-Chief”, July 1). It is where his “comments” belonged. He could even have shortened the length of his...

  • Marty Kaplan: Pessimism is the last taboo

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 27, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It gets worse. 

    If you pay attention to the news, the prospects for the future look grim.  The new normal of high unemployment and stagnant wages will likely not turn out to be just a phase.  The next generations may indeed do worse than the ones before them.  Thanks to the...

  • The Doctor Is In

    By Bill Boyarsky

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Listening to Howard Dean reminds me of going to a doctor who starts out the visit by saying, "Bill, you really look sick."

    Maybe I do, but I don't want to hear it expressed quite so bluntly. Just like I didn't want to hear Dr. Dean saying in Los Angeles Dec. 15, "The capture of...

  • Polls Find U.S. Jews Worried but Calm

    By James D. Besser

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a busy few weeks for pollsters who study the Jewish community -- and for the politicians who turn each new survey into partisan fodder. At least three major surveys focused on different issues, but beneath the statistical mumbo jumbo, they pointed to the same thing: the...