Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Psychologists offer steps to upend unhappiness
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"The main message in our book is simply this: If it's meant to be, it's up to me." So says Harold Shinitzky, co-author with Christopher Cortman, of Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life . Both men are practicing psychologists in Florida. Shinitzky was the director of the assessment/intervention team prevention services at the Johns Hopkins University School...
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Life-death decision at Hadassah Medical Center
By:
Nan Myers, JE Feature
It is a typical day at Hadassah Medical Center. On a road outside Jerusalem, a young woman army officer, who is pregnant with her first child, is involved in a terrible car accident. She seems to be dying at the scene. The Hadassah paramedics, who arrive at the site almost immediately, perform heroic feats and, miraculously, bring her back to...
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These women did -- and their lives changed forever
By:
Nan Myers, JE Feature
Woman plans and God laughs. You meet someone, fall in love and then ... well, despite the above twist on a Jewish proverb, sometimes you actually can get what you hoped for. Of course, in order to even meet someone, you have to be in the right place physically, emotionally and mentally. The lives of the Jewish women whose stories...
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By:
Ann Rappoport, JE Feature
Dan Gottlieb described it as "the most excruciating pain" he'd ever felt. He wasn't referring to the physical agony of his broken neck, or to the terrible brace that kept his head nearly locked to his chest for six months, or to the many times his devastating injuries nearly brought him to death's door. The pain Gottlieb referred to was...
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Israeli anthropologist studies the issue and controversies surrounding it
By:
Daphna Berman, JE Feature
What motivates a surrogate mother to carry a baby that is not genetically related to her through nine months of pregnancy, only to give the child up just moments after it's born? Elly Teman, an Israeli anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, has been researching this question -- and other issues relating to surrogacy -- for the past decade. In...
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