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Escaping the Big 4

Azriela Jaffe

The statistics are scary. Heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and stroke are the four biggest killers in the US, in that order. But there’s a lot we can do to lower the risks of these dreaded diseases

 

Back in Control

Shoshana Schwartz

Dr. John E. Sarno is convinced that you can heal severe back pain and other body aches without surgery, physical therapy, or even medication. His theory: Emotional pain causes physical pain. The cure, then, isn’t body-based remedies, but rather techniques that release anger, stress, and other negative feelings. A closer look at his mind-body approach to relieving pain.

 

Cord Blood: Should You Bank on It?

Chana Mayefsky

You’ve probably seen the ads at your ob-gyn’s office about how saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood can save lives. Before you sign up, here are the pros, cons, and risks.

 

Eternal Night

As Told To Temima Shain

Black. Everything is black. What I need to do is turn over and go back to sleep. I belong in this bed, in this darkened bedroom, in this blackness. But you have to daven. But to daven means to get up, and getting up is not an option. I need to stay right here. But you have to daven. I don’t want to daven, but I have no choice. It’s a chiyuv. I pull together all the strength I don’t have. I am sitting up. Don’t stop. I grab the light fixture next to my bed and pull myself to the edge of the mattress.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without