Chabad at Rutgers Remembers

Chabad House at Rutgers will dedicate a new wing to the Mumbai victims. In an article at MyCentralNewJersey, Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, the director and founder of the Jewish center at Rutgers University says: “The attack last week was not only an attack on Chabad or the people of Israel but on every living being that […]

Kiersten = Z.

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A while back I wrote about a young woman’s battle with cancer: Caring Too Much? Update on Z. I met her once at an art class. We shared a table. She cheerfully told me about how she does art in between chemo sessions. If there is a gene for optimism, she had it. Here is […]

To Your Health

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Labriut = Hebrew for “To Your Health” = לבריאות Today’s topic: memory disorders Memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, tend to run in families. My paternal grandmother, z”l, may her memory be a blessing, suffered from a memory disorder. When she was in a nursing home in Brookline, MA, she thought she was in one of […]

Update on Z.

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A week ago I posted about Z., a friend of Ann who is very ill with cancer. Z.’s father regularly writes posts in a password-protected blog on the hospital website. Ann gave me access to these posts, and they are touching. And disturbing. It is clear that this is an important emotional release for Z.’s […]