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New Group Combating Child Molestation in Ultra Orthodox Enclave

"Magen" is a new Child Protection Agency operating in Ramat Beit Shemesh, whose Haredi vs. National Religious and Secular clamorous encounters made headlines a month or so ago. But Magen deals with a quieter, more sinister aspect of life in this area. Founded two years ago, Magen now reports the presence of at least 36 suspected child abusers in the community of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Rabbi Elyashiv’s Condition Improves, But is Still Critical

Although the Rabbi is conscious and responsive, he is still breathing with the assistance of an artificial respiration machine.

Obsession With Tuition Hurts Jewish Education

There is constant talk of a tuition crisis, of the growing number of yeshiva and day school parents – and potential parents – who say that full tuition or anything close to it is beyond their financial reach.

Experts say Stuxnet Neutralized by Iran

According to Reuters, based on European and U.S. officials and private experts, Iranian engineers have succeeded in neutralizing and purging the computer virus known...

Congress Unfreezes $40 Million in Aid to Palestinians

The funds were released as a result of intense lobbying on the part of the Obama administration.

Achim Academy Begins Gifted Program

Achim Academy’s Center for Education in South Florida is celebrating not only the beginning of another great new school year but also the start of a much anticipated gifted program. Students and administrators are excited to begin this new phase in the institution’s growth.

Has Israel Given Up The Fight Against Human Trafficking?

In June, Israel's police commissioner, Yochanon Danino, announced the dissolution of Sa'ar, a unit that specializes in cases dealing with the exploitation of foreign workers and refugees along with other issues related to migration and human trafficking.

Jewish Groups Grapple With Expected Cuts In Funding

WASHINGTON - Even before the debt deal was signed Tuesday in Washington, U.S. Jewish groups and recipients of government largesse were asking the same question: Who's going to get cut?

When The Only One Left Is The Puppeteer: A Spiritual Perspective on the Gulf...

The ongoing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has been declared the worst oil spill in American history. It occurred when an offshore drilling rig exploded on April 20, killing eleven crew members and causing an oil pipe, 5,000 feet below the ocean's surface, to rupture. BP, the oil company responsible for the spill, is the fourth largest company, of any type, in the world. Shockingly, BP's efforts, backed by America, have not stopped the flow.

Bonei Olam In L.A.

Zvi and Lila Eilat recently opened their L.A. home for a reception on behalf of Bonei Olam, which has been in the forefront of responding to the needs of Jewish couples requiring assistance with fertility problems and their associated costs.

Bonei Olam In L.A.

Zvi and Lila Eilat recently opened their L.A. home for a reception on behalf of Bonei Olam, which has been in the forefront of responding to the needs of Jewish couples requiring assistance with fertility problems and their associated costs.

Flood Damages Chabad Center

A surprise flood on Thursday night, December 17 and early Friday morning December 18, has destroyed the Chabad Preschool and the main offices of Chabad of South Broward Headquarters. The flood that came without any warning damaged a relatively small geographic area, specifically Hallandale Beach and the coastal cities nearby.

It’s Time For Superwoman And Super Caregiver To Retire (Part III)

I have spent the last two articles discussing some common joys and problems we face as the holidays come and go. Baby Boomer women, growing up in the era (or should I say, "with the error,") of the self imposed attitude of "we can do it all" without help, have for the most part not discussed the difficulty of the holidays with anyone except other boomers.

Traveling With Or Without Supports

Recently, in a doctor's office, I picked up an article written in 2006 that extolled the supports given to airplane travelers needing assistance when they fly.

Get Me Out of Here!

The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

Get Me Out of Here!

The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

Sefer Torah Presented To NYU Medical Center

The void in the "Mrs. Miriam Lubling Hospitality-Bikur Cholim Room" at the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan has been filled.

The Need To Acknowledge Death: An Adult Child’s Perspective

I met an adult child, whose father had been chronically ill from the time she was three years old.

What Is Long TermCare Insurance? (Part 2)

Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance provides you with the money for hiring assistance when you can no longer perform some or all of the tasks of daily living like bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, transferring, continence or when continual supervision is needed due to deteriorating mental ability.

Long Term Care Insurance (Part 1)

The Best Way To Help Our Children

It’s All In How It’s Said, Or Not Said

We all have our favorite charities. We tend to give more money to those charities that are close to our own experience, that have helped us or someone we know, or have touched our heartstrings in some way.

Life Cycle Events and Distance

I've been writing about the joys and heartbreaks of dealing with life-cycle events that occur far from the home of the chronically ill person.

The Incorrigible Patient

We are in a new phase of medical treatment - patient participation.

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