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It Started With A Sneeze (Part 1)

Don't we all complain about being tired or having aches and pains somewhere?

Taking Your Head Out Of The Sand

The fact is more people are getting cancer – but not necessarily dying from it. Many are cured, or at least are in remission for years.

The Plague Of Hefkerness

If I am a victim of some mishap, let it be because of my own shortcomings, not someone else’s.

The Walking Wounded: Children Of Survivors

Hitler's destruction of the Jewish family continued long after the liberation.

Barking Dogs Don’t Matter

Anyone who walks on a regular basis has likely, on more than one occasion, been startled by the enraged barking of an angry dog,...

Self-Directed Bullying And The Shield Of David

Internal bullying is a private version of lashon harah.

The Joy Of Venting

I know that in the great scheme of things, these irritants are minor, but they do tend to add up.

Be Mindful Of Hidden Cholim

I knew that there would be many women at this Chanukah party who, like me, were reeling over the news that a friend of ours had been niftar a couple of days earlier from cancer. We were beyond shocked.

Do Not Trespass

As a round-faced child with big cheeks, I was often pinched by visitors to our home, or in shul by acquaintances of my father.

Recognizing His Kingship

Hashem gave us the right to storm the gates of heaven with an avalanche of requests, even demands.

Let’s Get Medical

In my book, all medical appointments take priority. But just as vital as going to your medical appointment is actually booking one (pun intended) in the first place.

‘No-ing’ vs. ‘Knowing’

Don't assume that the "no" from a doctor is based on "know"ledge.

Torah And The Marshmallow

The inevitable conclusion of the study was that holding back, delaying gratification, leads to a more stable and positive life.

Honoring Our Differences

As Torahdik Jews we are expected to view every day as Parents Day.

Smorgasbord Orthodoxy?

Why does Chani have a lollipop in her mouth? I told you not to give her another one!

‘All Who Are Hungry Come And Eat’

We still have an inner voice that silently screams, It's just not fair!

The Ferris Wheel Of Life

Purim teaches us that life is like a Ferris wheel – one moment you can be on top, and suddenly you are at the bottom.

Who’s Got You?

Is there a precedent in the thousands of years since Jews accepted the Torah where there was such a widespread disdain of working?

Penny-Wise And Pound-Foolish

There is no guarantee that being "pound-wise" will extend our lives, but medical science insists that it helps.

Embracing Our Personal Chanukahs

Throughout life, we will face many extremely difficult challenges - custom-made Chanukahs that Hashem tailored for us.

The Bane Of Evil Speech

Pure evil speech is a weapon of mass destruction...

My Wisdom Tooth

We tend to take our routine abilities for granted.

Taking Care Of Grave Business

This can, to some extent, be achieved by having a will, letting your loved ones know where you are to be buried, and advising them of your assets and where to locate them.

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