Month: October 2013

Jewish Views of Illness and Healing

By Marinell James Someone you know is ill, and other people are offering to pray for them. You aren’t sure–do Jews do that? Are you allowed to pray in a synagogue for someone who isn’t Jewish to get better? The Jewish custom of praying for people who are ill or injured is very old. In Read More

A Vegetarian View of the Torah

A VEGETARIAN VIEW OF THE TORAH by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics College of Staten Island And God said: “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree that has seed-yielding fruit–to you it shall be for food.” (Gen.1:29) God’s initial Read More

A Torah Approach to Anxiety Relief

  By Sara Esther Crispe With Thanks to There is no question that we live in a high-pressured world, and not only do we deal with the stress that society puts on our heads, but we have our own inner pressure-cooker as well—from our personal expectations, responsibilities, work, families, relationships, and our goals for Read More

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