Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

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.



MM217
 
Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?