A medical miracle

A medical miracle

Aaron Lipschitz’s supernatural survival By: Sarahbelle Selig When doctors diagnosed three-year-old Aaron Lipschitz with a rare genetic disorder, a bone marrow transplant became his only chance at survival. The transplant saved his life – but almost took his life in the process. Thanks to a pioneering medical team, a dedicated community, and more than a few miracles, Aaron and his parents have withstood every family’s nightmare – and Aaron continues to defy the odds, every day of his life. The first thing you notice about Aaron Lipschitz is his energy….

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The Aftermath of COVID-19 on Mental Health

The Aftermath of COVID-19 on Mental Health

And how religion fits in. By: Ilan Preskovsky As of this writing, COVID-19 has been an unwanted daily presence in our lives for something like twenty months, but if there is one positive side effect to come from all this, it must surely be a renewed emphasis on the importance of mental health. With the pandemic serving as a hotbed for serious mental health crises – affecting everyone from those with existing diagnoses to those who previously would never even have dreamed of stepping foot in a therapist’s office –…

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Blackout

Blackout

Our spiritual flashlight By: Rabbi Dovid Samuels You took tears of sorrow and turned them into tears of gratitude Finally, our homes will be filled with dancing flames and the veil of darkness will have been completely peeled back A story is told that the great Tzaddik Rabbi Meir of Premishlan was once being hosted for a Shabbos meal at the house of one of his followers. During the meal, Rabbi Meir said to his host, “This challah has the taste of the Garden of Eden! Please, tell me who…

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One light at a time

One light at a time

Why my darkest Chanukah ever shines the brightest Paula Levin Erev Chanukah, December 25th 2005, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. As the Parklane’s first Xmas baby, he was somewhat of a celebrity, and several newspapers came to take pictures of baby Levin for their annual feel-good story. I too was feeling good, ecstatic with my perfect, tiny, 2,8kg baby boy and thrilled with the fact that we got to publicise the miracle of Chanukah as my husband told Die Beeld and the Star’s reporters that we were…

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