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LET’S GET PHYSICAL

It seems like only yesterday when you brought in your precious bundle of joys for their first well visits. And the responsible parents whom you are, you brought them regularly through their infant, toddler and school years for their well visits,…
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YES, GET THE FLU SHOT

It’s everywhere. Your doctor’s office. The work place. It’s staring you in the face. Here’s why your child (and you...yes parents) should have the flu shot. The flu is common and unpredictable. And it can cause serious illness and,…
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Words Can Kill

My attention was riveted last week (as was much of the American legal community) on an important case that set a precedent:  Could a person be convicted of involuntary manslaughter on the basis of words alone?  Yes, according to Judge Lawrence…
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REFLECTING ON MIRACLES

The news that the United States abandoned Israel during the United Nations’ vote this past Friday afternoon made me stop and look at the calendar.  It was practically Erev Chanukkah yet it seemed like Tisha B’Av was not so far away.  I…
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ZIKA REARS ITS UGLY HEAD

We were warned it was going to happen. We witnessed it emerging in other countries. And now, unfortunately, it has reared its ugly head right here in New York City. It was announced last Friday that the first baby infected with the dreaded Zika…

Swimming Against the Current

Enjoying the recent July 4th weekend, my wife and I talked with our children about Operation Thunderbolt, or as it was subsequently renamed, Operation Yonatan. We shared with our kids the incredible pride and special joy of waking up forty…