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Prime Minister’s Health Report

As he does every year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informs the public on the state of his health.

Will Your Grandma Be a Victim of Financial Abuse

Have you ever met the kind of guy that would sell his own grandmother down the river? Since more and more elderly people are being swindled and financially abused every day, it’s crucial to learn how to protect your grandmother and other seniors you care about.

Pre-Health Science At TCLA

Touro College Los Angeles (TCLA) offers a full array of prerequisite science courses for those interested in continuing their education and/or working in the health science fields. TCLA has recently increased their offerings due to popular demand.

‘I Inspire Myself’

We first met Shlomie (name and some details have been changed) over 20 years ago. He davens in our shul, and he and my husband share a love of photography. Over time, we got to know each other well.

The Four Most Common Financial Mistakes

As a financial adviser I notice that certain money mistakes are very commonplace. Are you making these kinds of errors that can destroy a fortune? Instead of learning from your own mistakes, try learning from other people’s mistakes. Here is a list of some of the most common mistakes in financial planning.

Leap In Number of Tel Aviv Bicyclers

More residents of Tel Aviv are taking to the streets to enjoy the fresh air and health benefits associated with bicycling than ever before.

Jewish Press Readers Petition Almighty for New Year, Favorable Response Forthcoming

As demands of reader participation go, this one was pretty high. You were supposed to share with us your real hopes for the new year, in an effort to impress God with our appeals as a group and—as a group—receive better attention. There is a Jewish concept of “The king’s glory is intensified by the size of His assembly,” meaning that in approaching God, the bigger the crowd, the better. But it had to be real, it had to be sincere. Here are a few of my favorites…

NY Board of Health Votes to Require Parental Consent for Metzitzah B’Peh

The New York Board of Health on Thursday voted 9-0 to require parents to sign a consent form in order for a mohel –...

Orthodox Leaders Fear Precedent Of Gov’t Intervention On Bris Rite

The New York City Board of Health was scheduled to vote this Thursday (two days after this issue went to press) on a measure requiring parents to sign a consent waiver before allowing a mohel to perform metzitzah b’peh, or oral suctioning, on their infants.

Struggling With Homosexuality

The Gemarah in Kiddushin (82a) indicates that homosexuality is not something that Jews have to deal with because “Jews are not suspect to be homosexual”. In fact the Rambam (Issurei Biah 22:2) uses this Gemarah as a basis for a Halachik ruling. So, how do we understand this Gemara and Rambam in the light of the many people who present to therapy struggling with this issue?

NY Haredi Rabbis Protest Upcoming Vote on Consent Waivers for Metzitzah B’Peh

Haredi rabbis in New York are accusing the city's Department of Health of "spreading lies" in order to pass a law mandating that parents...

Germany’s Circumcision Police

Does the German government really want to get into a public battle over whether they are better guardians of the health and welfare of Jewish (and Muslim) children than their parents?

Tnuva Unveils New Series Of Labaneh Spreads

Recognizing the growing popularity of Mediterranean accented dairy products among the health conscious, Tnuva has announced the debut of a new "taste" within its series of Labaneh low-fat sour cheese spreads.

Israel’s Medical Association: ‘Reality Shows Worse than Experiments On Human Beings’

If we would examine several reality shows in the context of human experiments, it’s doubtful if it were permitted under the Helsinki Declaration."

Israel’s Continuing Success

Israel’s economic growth during the 2nd quarter of 2012 was 3.2%, surpassing the 2.5% expectation, compared with a 2.8% growth during the 1st quarter. Growth per capita increased 1.4%, reaching almost $30,000. Exports of goods and services –40% of Israel’s economic activity - surged 10%, following a decline during the previous three quarters.

Fit And Trim

Welcome to Fit and Trim, where you can ask the health and fitness questions you've been thinking about for years - and get answers. I can't wait to hear from you. Email me at magazine@jewishpress.com.

The Olympics Obsession With Body Glorification and Might-Makes-Right

There is nothing wrong with competition and testing the limits of the body, when it is coupled with mutual respect and ethical sportsmanship.

Mir Rosh Yeshiva Recovery Just the Beginning of Israel’s Stem Cell Miracles

A generation of students at the Mir Yeshiva give thanks for the miraculous recovery of their Rosh Yeshiva from ALS, courtesy Israeli technology.

Debunking Myths in Women’s Health Update

Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society came out with new guidelines concerning Pap smears, which screen for cervical cancer. Conventional wisdom had long held that women should receive annual Pap smears, but in March, doctors announced the new guidelines suggesting that women receive a Pap smear once every three years.

Health Ministry: Breast is Best in Israel

Israel’s Health Ministry will begin a more concentrated effort to encourage women to breastfeed their babies, instituting new policies in hospitals starting September 1.

Audiologist in Training Writes

It's time for finals and I've been studying hard for all of my exams. My favorite class this semester was audiology, and studying more about the field has solidified my decision to pursue audiology as a career.

Chief Justice Roberts Saves Obamacare

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Democrat-appointed justices to rule 5-4 that Congress has the power to impose the healthcare mandate under its power to levy taxes.

Kosher Delight Has Slung Its Last Burger

Since opening in 1984, the restaurant has been a fixture for any Jewish tourists visiting New York and almost every religious Jew in the city has eaten there at least once. The reason for closing appears to be a combination of landlord greed and too many health code violations.

The Silence is Killing Pollard

Shimon Peres had the decency to ask Mr. Obama to finally free Jonathan Pollard. The White House refused. But now that Shimon Peres, the symbol of Jewish Recognition and Acceptance, has been so accepted and embraced by the President of America, you would think that the Jews of America would finally raise their long silent voices and scream out for his release.

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