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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you