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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Dr. Afshine Emrani

122 ARTICLES

Barron Trump and Chelsea Clinton’s decency.

If a ten-year-old boy had cancer, would it be appropriate to tweet out his condition?  Why would a learning disability be fair game? Life is...

Barron Trump and Chelsea Clinton’s decency.

If a ten-year-old boy had cancer, would it be appropriate to tweet out his condition?  Why would a learning disability be fair game? Life is...

Lesson learned in Facebook Jail: Look for miracles!

Last week, as terrorists set fire to Israel, my anger raged.  I saw a coordinated attack by those who pretend to love a land...

Ten things to tell your children on Trump’s win.

1- Our leaders are broken.  Just like in the Bible, our leaders too are less than perfect.  People may seem exemplary in passing, but...

My Judaism tells me to vote Trump!

I’ve been called names, some measured, others not so much. When I announced my intention to vote for Trump, many respected community leaders privately and...

The genius of Yom Kippur: Closeness.

Sin can be defined as transgression, but ultimately it causes distance. When we go against God’s commandments, we distant ourselves from God. When we wrong another...

A Jewish doctor, a Muslim patient, a love story

“Doctor Emrani,” yelled the nurse, excited to see me in the Emergency Room. “This woman is about to die and she is refusing care.”

Silence of the children.

In Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lector asks: Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming? Another Syrian child’s image knocks on the door of our conscience. One of...

Clinton or Trump, Jews should celebrate!

After 2500 years, we Persian Jews were chased out of Iran.  My family came to America.  My uncle made Aliyah.  A school friend moved...

Ivanka: Israel’s Chief rabbinate is similar to Iranian Mullahs and does not represent us!

I’m a proud Jew who loves to shine the Jewish light onto the nations. But today, the Israeli Chief rabbinate rejection of this remarkable woman, Ivanka...

Tel Aviv, Shabbat, Shavuot.

For one day you break our hearts. For one day you make us cry. For one day your terror seems to win. For one day you dance...

The Blame Game: Of Gorillas and Children.

As a social media addict, I confess there have times when at the park I took my eyes off of my children  to take...

A Dying Patient’s Wish for his Granddaughter’s Wedding

My 89-year-old patient is ‪‎dying‬ in the hospital of kidney failure, heart failure, lung failure, but not of brain failure. He asked for an emergency...

The Malicious Anti-Israel Lie Told by Jews.

“Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic!” That is a great lie.  It’s told by Jews.  It hurts Jews.  It damages Israel. It’s a lie because it’s meant...

A Bat Mitzvah Blessing to Our Daughter.

Nooshin (N).  My dear Ariel. Afshine (A).  My dear Ariel. N.  It’s wonderful to see your family and friends gather around you in this holy place.  You...

Ten Steps For Spiritual Growth

The aim of life should be to grow, to be better than we were yesterday, to find what makes us special and to use...

Be True To Your Past.

From 1979, the beginning of the Iranian revolution, until 1988, I spent most nights sleeping on the floor, bed-less.  With limited resources, I gave...

What Matters Most.

Remember when life was simply beautiful? Children didn’t get cancer.  No one filed bankruptcy.  Marriages were mostly… good.  Hospitals were places young women went to...

Curing Diabetes

MIT scientists believe they are close to curing Type 1 diabetes, and hoping to make daily insulin shots obsolete.  Researchers at MIT reported in the...

Torah and The LGBT Community: Why Prager is Wrong!

Dennis Prager’s column “<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/dennis_prager/article/the_torah_and_the_transgendered " target="_blank">The Torah and the transgendered” is flawed from the start.  Most Jews DO believe that the Torah is a...

Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-Obama GOP Surge.

For the first time, some Americans are feeling the panic many of us experienced when the left was electing and re-electing Obama.  We knew...

Your Reaction to Islam Will Define Who You Are.

Your relationship with Islam will define you as a person. Once, as a child, I asked a poor gardener who lived in a neighbor’s garage...

My Grandpa Aghajan.

Habibollah.  A beloved of God.  Beloved by Allah.  That was my grandfather’s name.  Each time I hear of trouble in Israel, I reach out...

Muslims, Christians Should Celebrate Genesis as do Jews.

In Eden, there was God, Adam and Eve and no religion! Genesis begins with a wide angled view of diversity:  God creates a vast range...

Sukkot and Fifty Shades of Kosher.

We love people who sin like us and judge harshly those who sin differently.  Jews quarrel so much over how to approach God that...

My Marriage Proposal Inside a Sukkah

I proposed to my wife inside a Sukkah- not a fancy Sukkah, not one filled with extravagance.  In fact, as Sukkot go, it was...

Before I Die, Let Me Say I’m Sorry.

The hardest words to lip are “I’m sorry.” The hardest plan to enact is to forgive. Forgiveness is the ultimate test of love:  It is more...

FACEBOOK: Ten Questions for Self Reflection.

When people tell me that Facebook is a waste, I tell them “it depends on the operator.”  In skilled hands a knife can save a...

Today a Child Washed up Ashore.

<img alt="" src="{filedir_5}childwashed.jpg " style="width: 100%;" /> Not a bird, nor fish, nor seaweed. Today a child washed up ashore. His sin?  Birth into a cruel world. Shunned by...

When Your Child Isn’t on the Guest List

Jewish schooling is a huge investment.  We spend a large portion of our after tax money to belong to a community that is loving,...

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France is Cracking Down on Radical Islam – With the Blessing of its Jewish Minority

(JTA) — As the French government rolls out a controversial plan that amounts to its most robust crackdown on religious activity in decades, it...

US to Extend Bilateral Agreements with Israel into Judea and Samaria, Golan

The United States and Israel will eliminate territorial restrictions for bilateral agreements in a ceremony on Wednesday. The move will build upon a policy shift...

The Jewish Faucis: Orthodox Doctors Battle COVID — and Disinformation — in Orthodox Communities

Orthodox doctors living in Orthodox communities have served in a number of new roles over the course of the past six months — providing medical guidance to COVID patients far beyond the confines of their day jobs, advising on quarantine procedures and shaping policies for camps and schools to reopen.

Jewish Groups React to Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Jewish groups reacted immediately following the U.S. Senate confirmation on Monday of Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th U.S. Supreme Court justice a week...
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