This column was written before the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. I would like to dedicate my piece, on the joy of running, to all those who were killed or maimed in the event. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
I love this time of year.
It’s not because I can plant my vegetables. It’s not because I can see the trees blossoming, though those things are nice. It’s because I start running outside again. Continue reading
In this week’s double Parsha,Tazria/Metzora, the Torah teaches about a spiritual malady that manifested itself physically in the form of scaly patches on the skin. This disease,tzara’at, is often mistranslated as leprosy, but they are two separate conditions with two different sets of symptoms.
According to dictionary.com, “volunteers” are people who donate their time and energy to benefit the community as a social responsibility rather than for a financial reward.
In health-care settings, volunteers are particularly important because they can help enhance the entire patient experience.