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  • Bikur cholim manners

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 10, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Every disease is a social disease. When a person is diagnosed, his or her family, friends and community are involved as well. The shock moves through a widening circle, and the questions are always the same: How do we react; how should we react? Will I say the right thing; is there...

  • Mom vs. Mooooooooooom

    By Ilana Angel

    March 12, 2012 | 4:19 am

    My son started to not feel good last week.  He was stuffed up, had a sore throat, and was achy.  I figured he was catching a cold, or perhaps just run down as his schedule with school, homework, extracurricular activities, and an insane social life, was taking a toll.  I kept him...

  • Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 27, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove—right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground


    At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did...

  • When prostate cancer scare hits close to home

    November 1, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    When Rabbi John Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, he was devastated. Given a dire prognosis by his first doctor (who later turned out to have exaggerated the circumstances), he felt the weight of his own mortality for the first time.

    ...
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  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Contagion’ Review

    By Joan Alperin Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    September 9, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus.

    One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.

    Great premise. Great...

  • Loyalty

    By Rob Eshman

    October 19, 2009 | 4:20 pm

    If there was ever a time to “Save Artie Lange“, that time would be now. We have now entered Week 2 of Artie’s absence.
    Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange is out for the second week in a row, a source of speculation, drama and comedy on the Stern Show. According to the web site...

  • Do you ‘mommy’ your hubby?

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    June 4, 2008 | 2:28 pm

    I came across an article recently called “Do You Mommy Your Husband?

      Women find themselves mothering their husbands because of societal pressures to be the ultimate woman, says Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.

      “We’ve...

  • The best nurse ever

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    April 10, 2008 | 4:35 pm

    There is a great truth about yours truly: I don’t get sick often, but when I do—watch out! My husband and I have been together for two and a half year and he had yet to see me ever become really ill. He got his chance last Sunday.

    I woke up at 2 a.m. with an awful stomach ache,...

  • Soul Care

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I recently visited a hospital patient, an elderly gentleman with a name, a gaze and a life story from the old country. His deterioration had advanced to the stage of inhibiting verbal communication, so he spoke to me instead through gestures, nods and stares. But slowly, we drew...

  • Life and Death with Morrie

    By Avi Lidgi

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Mitch Albom,highly decorated sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, has probedevery subject from Dennis Rodman to Latrell Sprewell. Yet hisbest-selling book, "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man,and Life's Great Lessons," finds him tackling an even more demandingsubject:...
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