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  • Insomnia, Nightmares & the Value of Sleep

    By Ilana Angel

    October 27, 2014 | 7:59 am

    I am not a great sleeper. Never have been. I average about 5 hours a night and they are not always a good solid 5 hours. I don’t recall exactly when it was that I started functioning on so little sleep, but I am certain it has been too long. I like sleep and actually like being in...

  • Slowing Down for the Holidays

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    September 18, 2013 | 1:00 am

    Yom Kippur last year was a mad rush. I went to services in the morning, dashed off to a retirement home to do a service for them, rushed over to the civic center to listen to a Q&A with Rabbi Doug Kahn of the JCRC followed by afternoon and concluding services, then to a restaurant...

  • Coral that takes a nap

    April 24, 2013 | 10:16 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Do you find yourself dragging; craving a nap in the late afternoon? You're not alone. Soft coral beneath the waters near the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat does the same thing.

    A new study by scientists from the...

  • The Religious Value of Rest and Leisure

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 21, 2012 | 6:07 am

    We are immersed in responsibilities and commitments to work, family, community, society, and the world. I do believe that a primary purpose for human existence is to toil, work, and serve. The value of work is expressed throughout Jewish sources: “Great is work because even Adam did...

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  • Give Her a Rest

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fact: 54 percent of Americans worry about their daily stress levels.

    Stress instigates anxiety disorders. Medically categorized as "neuroses," these nonpsychotic mental illnesses trigger feelings of uncomfortable inner emotional apprehension that dominate perception and impair...
  • Jews, Food and Holiness

    By Steven Carr Reuben

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I suppose it would be nearly impossible to go through an entire week of Passover for Reconstructionist and Reform Jews, not to mention eight days for the rest of you, without the profound experience in practically every pore of your body that Jewish identity is inextricably bound up...

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