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Pre-Marital Training:A Proposal/Rabbi Dr. Aton Holzer

November 18, 2013


As a surgical (Mohs) dermatologist, I daily excise skin cancers from the face and other cosmetically sensitive areas and repair them, with, thank God, excellent results. Nonetheless, I adhere to that which is drilled into us by mentors in residency and fellowship — the critical importance of managing expectations. The patient who arrives for excision […]

Agunah and Communal Takkanah/Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld

November 10, 2013


I was in attendance at a recent Shloshim shiur dedicated to the memory of the late Rav Ovadia Yossef Z’L. One of the agenda topics was the position that Rav Yossef Z’L took towards conversions. One of the audience members asked, as an aside, about the communal Takkanah (i.e. enactment) imposed upon Syrian Jews by […]

Who Won?/Martin Rosenfeld

November 7, 2013


I saw a comment about mediation that is powerful in its simplicity. In mediation there are no winners nor losers. Everybody enters into a contest with the hope that they will win. They often have no thought that they might lose. The mediation process allows for a safe transaction. You enter into it knowing you […]