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Affliction from Within: Celiac Disease in the Jewish Community

May 18, 2011, by

Part one in a two part series. Next week’s feature article will include The Kosher Celiac, Safety in the Kitchen, Cooking Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes and additional useful websites Please note: Shira Galston is a freelance kosher food writer. The Orthodox Union makes no endorsements or representations regarding kashrut certification of various products/vendors referred to in

A Story of Hope

March 16, 2011, by

At fourteen, I was drawn to a small group of older students in my yeshiva. They were clearly the “in crowd” and didn’t sweat the small stuff; small meaning homework, tests, and what anybody, including their teachers, thought of them. Happy and carefree, they exuded an aura of confidence, a quality which I was sadly

Tzniyut (Modesty): When My Body Betrayed Me

October 20, 2010, by

My worst betrayal was not by any person or place, but by my own body for at times I had been negligent in caring for myself. At a young age, I learned to enjoy junk foods; I ate and gained weight. Children in the neighborhood and at school ridiculed me. Frequently I was not chosen

A Doctor’s Dilemma: Followup

June 26, 2008, by

You may have read “A Doctor’s Dilemma” which was posted here earlier this week. This article can be read as being supportive of not administering medically prescribed vaccinations to children. The OU has a sterling record of advocating sound physical and mental health practices and therefore advocates that all individuals, especially halachically observant Jews, abide