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Healing People, Not PatientsWhat if medical encounters were meetings of two human beings, together forming a covenant to achieve healing?

Inside the Book

Take a peek inside Healing People, Not Patients to see how you figure into the message.

For People

Being sick or getting well doesn’t define you – it’s one thing among many in your life. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get healthcare that recognized that?

For Healers

You didn’t go into this line of work to be a “service provider.” You don’t hook up internet connections, you heal human beings. It’s time to reclaim that territory.

For Change

Whether you are a person struggling with an illness, or a healer struggling to help that person heal, the way things are in healthcare today doesn’t make it easy. What might the future look like?

Healers Who Listen

Come explore how you can be a part of the solution.


3,000 years of Jewish wisdom, 3,000 people seeking healing, and one nice Jewish doctor with messy, curly hair trying to use one to make sense of the other. Take two stone tablets and call me in the morning?

Sit With It

Don’t take away hope. 

Ask any doctor practicing today and they will either tell you that they live by these words, or that one of their mentors told them this when training them.  No matter how bad the news, no matter how grave the outlook, no matter how dismal the prognosis, don’t take away hope.  Leave the patient and their loved ones something to cling to.

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Kubler-Ross and the Kohen Gadol

Originally Posted May 6, 2022 at https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/kubler-ross-and-the-kohen-gadol/

There is a truism that we don’t speak ill of the dead.  In Judaism that truism is anchored in the fact that the two weekly portions Aharei Mot and Kedoshim are often joined as a “double” parsha.  “After death – holies.”  Usually this is understood as meaning that after someone dies, we say holy words – words of comfort and praise, not criticism or conflict.  But I think perhaps it can also refer to action: after death, we do holy deeds.

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