Tagged Maimonides

When did elderly people like me become disposable?

An elderly man leaves a metro station in Rome during a test scenario amid the coronavirus pandemic, April 27, 2020. (Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

TORONTO (JTA) — The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is shaking the world in disturbing ways. As someone who is no longer young, I find one aspect of the crisis to be particularly unnerving: the attitude toward the elderly. The media is filled with stories about the problem represented by the… Read more »

Netanyahu’s apology to Arab Israelis – not good enough

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized to Arab Israelis for his fear-mongering statement on Election Day last week. That should be the end of it, right? Not so fast! Let’s recall: as voting was proceeding, Netanyahu posted a video saying. “The rule of the right is in danger, Arab voters… Read more »

Op-Ed: The Rebbe’s big idea

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (Stephen Friedgood)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, was inarguably the most well-known rabbi since Moses Maimonides. Hundreds of prominent rabbinic figures have lived in the intervening 800 years since Maimonides died. But how many can be named before an audience of Jews from the… Read more »

Medicine and marijuana topic for Maimonides Society

Dr. Lane P. Johnson

The Tucson Maimonides Society will present a dinner event on “Medicine and Marijuana” with guest speaker Dr. Lane P. Johnson on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westward Look Resort. Johnson is an associate professor of clinical family and community medicine and a clinical associate professor in… Read more »

Tasting/dinner planned: ‘Wine and Your Heart’

Tedd Goldfinger

The Tucson Maimonides Society will present “Wine and Your Heart: Wine Tasting & Dinner” with guest speaker Dr. Tedd Goldfinger on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Skyline Country Club. Goldfinger is the founder of Desert Cardiology of Tucson Heart Center and chaired a Tucson Cardiology Update Colloquium for 13… Read more »