What happened to respect for authority?

What happened to respect for authority? Officer Miosotis Familia was buried last week.  Her family, including her now-motherless three children, remain immersed in grief.  She was a 12-year police veteran with the Anti-Crime unit.  On…

A Pediatrician’s Take on the Health Care Debate

Congress goes back into session next week with health care high on the agenda. So much is at stake that I feel compelled to jump in with my point of view--from my 35+ years on the frontlines of primary care as a pediatrician. Children…

Respect for our President

Don’t worry, this is not another political article.  It is a long-overdue observation about respect for the office of the American Presidency—from a Jewish perspective.   Controversy rages five months into Donald Trump’s term…

Words Can Kill.

(An abbreviated version of this article appeared on AISH) 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…
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Every Kid Should Go to Summer Camp

Why summer camp is a must I think every child should go to summer camp.  And most experts agree with me.  Child development professionals recognize the camp experience – whether it’s day camp or overnight camp – as valuable in helping…