Life

Aliyah Lessons from Sylvester Stallone

January 13, 2014, by

My wife and I have developed a profound love of pajamas. It is deep and unconditional. We are also quite fond of each other. The alignment of these two factors translates into a strong preference for “nights in” (rather than out on the town) complete with movies and popcorn on our comfy couch. (At present,

The Sights and Sounds of NCSY’s Yarchei Kallah

January 9, 2014, by

In the Stamford Hilton’s ballroom — now transformed into a rather crowded shul — NCSY advisor Ayelet Roller led a discussion about the story of the Tower of Babel. Why, she asked, did Hashem, in the words of the parsha, “come down” to the people building the tower? The seven teens who surrounded her tossed

Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Our Community: Genetics, Knowledge and Prevention

January 9, 2014, by

Anna’s aunt was 35 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy.  Anna’s great-grandmother had breast cancer before turning 50.  Anna knew that these facts were spotlights shining on her own genetic makeup, but until she switched doctors last winter, she hadn’t been approached to be tested.  She had

Let’s Make Some Sense Out of This!

January 7, 2014, by

Every so often, a piece of breaking health news sweeps the media and reaches the public through every major news network.  A couple of weeks ago, the following headline began rapidly circulating- “’Healthy Obesity Is a Myth, Report Says.”  Yes, one year after doctors finally declared obesity as a disease, and many years after the

Teaching Your Kids How To Deal With Bullies

January 2, 2014, by

In this week’s Parsha, Moshe could not stand by and watch his Jewish brothers suffering. He took matters into his own hands, he stood up to a bully. It seems as if there always was and unfortunately there always will be bullies. We are often concerned about our children being bullied by others. There are

Healthy Obesity – Myth?

January 2, 2014, by

Every so often, a piece of news hits from the world of health that is so big it is picked up by every news outlet there is.  And a couple of weeks ago, every print and electronic media outlet pick up on the following headline: “Healthy Obesity Is a Myth, Report Says.”  Yes, one year

December 26, 2013, by

Rabbi Cohen visits a Shopping Center in Stamford CT in search of G-d’s shopping list and New Years resolutions. Rabbi Daniel Cohen is the senior rabbi of OU member synagogue Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT.

Avoid Asking Why

December 5, 2013, by

Children are often irrational, illogical and unreasonable. This is normal behavior for kids but tough for us parents. Developmentally, they are not rational beings and still have a lot of growing up to do. Kids also cannot explain why they act the way they do. They don’t have the language to explain their behavior. So