Tag: jewish

Slowly Digging Out of the Darkness

A metaphorical description of my personal experience with depression By Yehudis Pinter I am running, running, on the racetrack, trying to get to the finish line so I can finally sit down with my feet up, to enjoy the satisfied pleasure of accomplishment. My feet ache, the sun’s rays are burning, and a headache is Read More

A Torah for Cancer

By Dana Jennings Guest Blogger from www.reformjudaism.org Torah is as much a part of my treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer as are the drugs, the radiation, and the love and support of my family and friends. Along with my current daily dose of radiation, I always take at least a couple stiff Read More

Compassion is the Best Medicine

A Conversation with Rabbi Edythe Mencher How do we help a loved one who’s engaging in destructive behavior and refusing assistance? The painful truth is that we cannot always help another person-and if we expect to be able to change someone else in order for us to feel better, we may be setting ourselves up Read More

JEWISH TEACHINGS ON HEALTH

Guest Blog by The Schwartz Collection on Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights v’nishmartem meod l’nafshotechem (“Be extremely protective of your lives.”) (Deuteronomy 4:15). You may not in any way weaken your health or shorten your life. Only if the body is healthy is it an efficient instrument for the spirit’s activity….Therefore you should avoid everything Read More

Biblical Birth Control

A Guest Blog with thanks to Salon.com and author Elissa Strauss      When the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases about the conflict between new healthcare mandates and religion, it sparked a heated conversation on the religious rights of for-profit corporations. In Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, the Court will Read More

The World to Come

It’s an individual Jew’s ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed. By Rabbi Louis Jacobs – Guest Blogger The World to Come usually refers to one of three things: the way the world will be in the End of Days when the righteous are resurrected; a world of Read More

Kosher Dieting

Kosher Dieting Great tips to stay healthy. Guest Blog By Leah Koenig Dieting–the practice of controlling one’s food and drink intake with the hopes of losing weight–is a fascinating and frustrating phenomenon. With near-religious fervor, American dieters purchase protein shakes, juicers, or a slew of expensive packaged meals from dieting services–and, more often than not, Read More

1 in 4 Jews is a carrier of a “Jewish” genetic disorder

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Jews and Abortion

by guest author,  Dennis Prager One of the most frequent questions Christians ask me as a Jew is, “Why aren’t Jews committed to protecting the unborn?” Bad Breath Remedy The question is not asked in anger. The questioners are truly confused. Christians think of Jews as the people who brought the greatest value system into Read More

Jewish Healing Practices: Renaming in the face of serious illness

By Guest Blogger: Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub Every person has three names: One her father and mother gave, one others call, and one she acquires herself. –Ecclesiastes Rabbah, 7:1:3 Judaism, like many if not all faiths and traditions, has a lot to say about illness, suffering, and loss–and much to offer people in their search Read More

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