Drink to Your. . . Health?

by | in Passover

Q: With conflicting information about alcohol—it’s healthy, it’s harmful—I’m nervous about drinking the arba kosot on Seder night. Can you clarify whether it’s safe to drink and tell me how much is… Read more

Is Orthodoxy Unhealthy?

by | in Health

About a decade ago, a short time after I arrived in Oak Park, Michigan, I visited a doctor for a checkup. I already knew the drill. He’d come in, examine me, draw blood and adjust my medications… Read more

Taking Chanukah to Heart

by | in Chanukah

Q: In light of all the oily food I’ll be consuming over Chanukah, can you explain how oils can be healthy if they contain so much fat? A: Ah, Chanukah, the Festival of Oil—I mean, Light. Because oil… Read more