American olim create spiritual approach to dealing with sickness.
Judy Lash Balint
Israelis have a reputation for being frank and direct — dugri, in local parlance. But when it comes to death and dying or dealing with chronic illness, many Israelis have as much trouble dealing with it as people in any other part of the world.
The medieval philosopher-physician has left a ‘practical legacy’ on modern medical practice.
Jeffrey F. Barken
Doctors around the world hold in high regard the writings and manner of care of medieval philosopher-physician Moses Maimonides (“Rambam”), whose teachings have left a significant mark on modern medical practice.
A chasidic addiction specialist’s close encounter with the nuns of the Sisters of St. Francis.
For a psychiatrist to question a patient about her parents and her past to gain insight into her anger or alcoholism is commonplace. But when the psychiatrist is a chasidic rabbi, the scion of a rabbinic dynasty, and the patient is a nun, the scene is more striking.