Tag: Medical

The Eensy Weensy Spider // Sometimes, discomfort and...

When my husband called me in the middle of the day, I knew that something was wrong.“Hi!” he began. “How are the kids? What...

Quick, Hide the Kids! // She was determined to maintain...

Sari moved her chair closer to the table, nervously fingering the tablecloth. “I don’t think this is going to work anymore. We’ve spoken about this...

A Friend Indeed // My feelings were hurt when my best...

I can’t remember my first memory of my best friend Shany. It’s like trying to remember when you realized you had brown hair. Shany...

The Three Weeks // A time of pain and mourning

There’s no better time to discuss life in galut than now, during the Three Weeks—to understand what lies behind all of the hardships we...

We’re all in this together // Why the nuclear family isn’t...

“Ima, can you sign this paper?” “Ima! I don’t have any pants!” “Ima, I said that I get the Cheerios first, and he’s finishing them!” The following...

Missing in Action: My friends’ efforts to protect me went awry

When I was single, I never missed a friend’s wedding. My classmates and I were a tight-knit group. We grew up together in our small...

The Silent Killer: My doctor didn’t expect me to live this long

“I suppose you know why you’re here,” the young doctor said. “Yes,” I replied. “I’ve got pancreatic cancer.” I’d had no tests, no biopsy...

Just Ask: A summer gets off to a good start

Back in December 2019, Samantha Wiseman got a phone call from her local JCC. They were offering a special program: If you signed up...

An Itch In Time Saves Nine: Why was I having these...

I start the climb up Rechov Yirmiyahu with the double stroller, filled with heavy grocery bags as well as offspring, and my mind starts racing...

A Miracle for Miri: It started with the flu

Mimi’s Mother  On a Motzaei Shabbos in January 2014, I called home from my hotel room in Florida. My daughter hadn’t been feeling well for...

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