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Sep 17, 2018, 3:01 PM
Learning from my friend, the Angel of Death
Yes, the Angel of Death is one of my friends, if all I experienced was real. If of the mind then this is a nice story. But the Angel of Death is my buddy, and I may be his...
Sep 17, 2018, 2:57 PM
Why You Should Give A F*** About This Book
Believe it or not, on the final edit of my most recent novel, Finding Eden, I removed the word “f-ck” from the manuscript where it felt superfluous or excessive. And yet somehow, the word “f-ck” appears in some variation...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Sep 12, 2018, 11:26 PM
What do Trump, BDS and Hitler have in common? Crazy?!
Recently, they've all been called insane, mad, disturbed, wacky, nuts, etc. However, Hitler was not crazy. He knew what he was doing and mental illness (is there such a thing?) did not cause his obsession with destroying the Jews. He...
Sep 12, 2018, 5:10 AM
Mindfulness in Arabic
In May 2018, my work as a clinical educator and mindfulness meditation teacher brought me to Israel for the first time. I had no idea what to expect, especially as it pertained to cultural relations within the country. Growing...
Sep 7, 2018, 10:57 PM
A second unplanned pregnancy
Breaking the silence on Jewish women struggling with abortions -- a taboo issue that requires great sensitivity
Joseph J. Sherman
Sep 5, 2018, 8:45 PM
Dr. Naftali Fish dares you to take ‘The Internet Challenge’
This is the first article in a three-part series about internet addiction. The digital age has brought unparalleled access to educational content, business development and scientific research, along with nearly infinite opportunities for social connections across the globe. Along with...
Nesanel Yoel Safran
Sep 5, 2018, 7:24 PM
Depth-Perception: The Foundation of Therapy
Imagine someone who is missing 3-D visual depth perception (and even its concept). He sees everything in flat two dimensions. To him, things closer are simply larger, and if something closer blocks something behind it, he perceives it as...
Sep 5, 2018, 5:58 PM
Making Aliyah: What it takes, the gains and losses, and the expected unexpected
Part One: What does it take? Here you go. You decided to take the plunge and move to the Land of Milk and Honey. The Holy Land. Sounds promising, right? Well, it definitely can be for some. But it can...
Sep 4, 2018, 3:23 PM
The Title That Made Me Cry
A few years ago, two friends of mine, both eating disorder clinicians, gave a presentation at a professional eating disorder conference in the U.S. titled “Who Dies." When they first shared the title with me, I had very mixed...
Sep 4, 2018, 10:42 AM
We march in the darkness to shed light on suicide
It's more prevalent than you may think, and specially-trained community rabbis can make a lifesaving difference