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Under the Robot’s Knife

Yael Schuster

Robots operating on humans through tiny holes in the body — it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. But it’s happening now, and it’s saving lives. The case for, and against, robotic surgery.

 

Can Meds Save Your Mental Health?

Shalom Feinberg, M.D. & Dov Finkelstein, LCSW

Not sure whether to consider taking an antidepressant? Don’t know how to proceed after your date reveals he’s seeing a psychiatrist? Discover the answers to pressing questions about psychiatric medication.

 

Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Ruth Mason

I’m a life member of Weight Watchers, and have been on countless other weight loss plans. Each time I tried a new plan, I lost 20 pounds — only to gain them back. I wanted to get to the root of why I eat when I’m not hungry; why I can’t say no to that extra cookie. I needed help. The Lose It team in Jerusalem became my coaches and cheerleaders. Here’s what worked and what didn’t, as I learned, lost, gained, became frustrated, lost again — and in the process acquired life-changing habits and insight.

 

Naaseh V’Nishma Moments

Mishpacha Contributors

“Naaseh v’nishma,” some proclaim in a blinding moment of clarity, and take on Torah. Six remarkable men and women share their moments of truth.

 

A Place to Call Home

Esther Ilana Rabi

Trying to find the right community can be daunting. For before we look for a community’s strengths, we need to know our own.

 

Her Portion

C. Rosenberg

“And grant us our portion in Your Torah.” To some, this request takes the shape of a specific mitzvah, selected and accepted as a life’s mission. Six women’s stories.



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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids