Parenthood is an identity maker. For both of us, it has redefined what gayness means.
“The Lord spoke further to Moses: Speak to Aaron and say: No man of your offspring throughout the ages who has a defect shall be qualified to offer the food of his God. No one at all who is blind, or lame, or who has a limb too short or too long; no man who
Dr. Leonard Leibel Fein, z”l, (1943-2014) was anguished by the world God gave us. But instead of spending his time complaining to God, he did what he could to repair the world — and he did so much. He founded the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, Moment Magazine, MAZON: A Jewish Response
The first test-tube baby was born July 25, 1978 in Britain. Israel followed only four years later with its first test tube baby.Today, more than 5 million babies have been conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Israel holds the world record in IVF treatments. In addition, a greater percentage of Israeli couples turn to
My fertility challenges continue to be a journey. The more I learn, the less I know or understand. Multiple doctors are advising me, and that can be extremely confusing.
The shmita commandments are immensely radical. They legislate a septennial time-out in Jewish economic life, a year of spiritual renewal, a holiday for the land, and a yearlong cease-fire in the harsh economic struggle for survival. Shmita calls for the abolition of many of the rights of private property; a leveling of rich and poor,