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An Anonymous Struggle

October 2, 2013, by

The heartbreaking story of an anonymous woman’s struggle with a mystery disease and her desire to have another child.

I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

October 2, 2013, by

Like most Hasidic Jews, our dating period lasted a very short time. After two months, we were engaged and three months after that, we were married. This fire was burning in me: I was in love…. But then we got married, and everything changed.

Judaism in South Africa

September 16, 2013, by

Stephen Savitsky talks with Rabbi Warren Goldstein, chief rabbi of South Africa, about his thriving Jewish community and the unique challenges they face.

Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

August 30, 2013, by

The Jewish community is not immune to the various diet and health misconceptions, pressure to be thin, biological and environmental factors contribute to the rising numbers of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Eating disorders affect the entire Jewish community, from the irreligious to the ultra-orthodox.

Helping Teenagers with Special Needs

August 27, 2013, by

“In my early childhood, I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome which is on the autistic spectrum. Hashem has given me perhaps more challenges than many other people. Hashem has also given me the commitment to overcome a lot of my challenges. I have also been able to use the confidence that I have gained as a result of my challenges to help others to overcome their own challenges. I have had the opportunity to mentor people with special needs in the Jewish community and that has been a very rewarding experience”