The Orthodox Union announced this week that it will be presenting a community forum on “Eating Disorders Among Our Young People,” Sunday, January 29. The event, in cooperation with Lander College for Men, in Queens; Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, in Manhattan; and Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, will take place at the synagogue, 894 Woodmere Place. The free program will begin at 8:00 PM and is open to both men and women.
The evening will feature renowned speaker and best-selling author Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser; a panel of top Orthodox mental health professionals; and a question and answer session.
Rabbi Goldwasser is Rav of Brooklyn’s Khal Bnei Yitzchok. As a
According to Dr. Andrew Yacht, Vice Chair of Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, most of us try to make too many changes all at once – setting ourselves up for failure. He cautions his patients to set modest goals in order to achieve better health in 2012. First, see your doctor and find out where you stand. If you have a significant medical problem, follow your doctor’s recommendations. If you are relatively healthy, just lacking in overall fitness, try the following… Instead of focusing on what
An Israeli company formulates a drug that ‘trains’ the immune system to seek and destroy malignant cells that have already invaded the body. As we get older, modern medicine will help more of us live with cancer rather than die from it. That’s the assumption behind a vaccine to treat cancer, being developed by a pharmaceutical company in Israel. Israel21c Vaxil BioTherapeutics’ main product, ImMucin, is now in advanced clinical trials at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. CEO Julian
Last Tuesday night, the last night of Chanukah, in what has become a yearly Chanukah event, there was a large gathering of close to fifty mohalim that are certified by the American Board of Ritual Circumcision. The event was graciously hosted by Rabbi & Mrs. A. Romi Cohn. Rabbi Cohn, the world renowned expert mohel and worldwide authority on milah, serves as the Board’s Chairman. The evening was graced by the presence of Harav Binyomin Landau, shlita, Tosher Dayan, Harav Yisroel Belsky
Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) presented their sixth annual conference on November 6 before hundreds of eager participants. As one of the largest and most celebrated student-run initiatives of the year, the conference, titled “In the Public Eye: Jewish Perspectives on Public Health,” brings luminaries of the medical and halachic [Jewish law] realms together to share their insights on pressing health related topics of the day. “It is our obligation to study and