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Celebrating Success At Or Haddash July 2016

Since 1995, the Or Haddash Talmud Torah in Jerusalem has been doing precisely what its name – literally, “New Light” – implies: illuminating the lives of hundreds of students who would otherwise be permanently plunged into spiritual darkness. Or Haddash was established to provide a quality Torah education for children from underprivileged homes, as well Read More »

By Rabbi Shimon Israel

Judaism And Cosmetic Surgery July 2016

How far may an individual go to improve his/her appearance? From a Jewish perspective, how far can an individual go to improve his/her appearance? Is routine plastic/cosmetic surgery permitted at all? What halachic concerns might arise for one contemplating plastic surgery? Cosmetic Versus Reconstructive Surgery Plastic surgery may be divided into two categories: cosmetic and Read More »

By Daniel Eisenberg, M.d.

Innovative Website Teaches Sephardic Hazzanut July 2016

Notwithstanding the dangers and risks of technology, it also offers us great opportunities when harnessed for the right purposes. And while there are plenty of inappropriate sights and sounds in cyberspace, it features many sights and sounds of holiness, as well. Hazzan Faraj Samra is young, busy internist who is also deeply involved in learning Read More »

By Pnina Souid

The Man Who Died And Came Back To Life July 2016

A little less than 40 years ago, Raymond Moody caused a major stir in scientific circles when he published Life After Life, a book that chronicles hundreds of near death experiences – a term that he coined. In a near death experience, the patient is clinically dead, but is then revived and able to describe what Read More »

By Rabbi Zamir Cohen
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