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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?

If Jethro Ran Your Hospital

There’s an old saying that your stuff will expand to fill the space you have for it.  Live in an efficiency, and you will soon be longing for a two-bedroom.  Move into a five-bedroom home, and you will need to have a yard sale before too long.

Jobs are the same way, with medicine leading the way.  Squeezing in one more patient, adding one more documentation requirement, completing one more form, and yes, even spending five more minutes with a person than they are allotted, can easily add up to a 92-hour week.  It is a recipe for burnout.

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The Worry List

Yesterday was a fast day.  Which is not to say that it went by quickly, but that, for religious reasons, I did not eat.  The prayer that an individual says in the afternoon service on a fast day, within the final hour or two before eating, says, “Be near to our cry.”  It quotes a verse from Isaiah 65 where God says, “Before they call, I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear.”

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Kindling… (#notaChanukahpost)

Somehow, while I wasn’t paying attention…

The Kindle edition of my book is ready! Healing People, Not Patients is now available in e-book format on Amazon. If you or someone you know has gone paperless (or run out of shelf space, as I have) but wants to have a copy, now you can!