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Consider the Cat

“Among my people it is believed – and rightly so – that it is only mindless superstitions and pointless rituals that separate us from the animals.” – Latka Gravas Rabbi Yochanan said: Had the Torah not been given, we would … Continue reading

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In Tribute to Dr. C. Everett Koop (Oct.14, 1916 – Feb. 25, 2013)

I remember this story from my days as a rabbi in Philadelphia when Dr. Koop was chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital.  This story introduced me to the man who was to later become the Surgeon General. He impressed me … Continue reading

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