About the Author


Dr. Jacob L. Freedman

Jacob L. Freedman, MD, is a former student of Yeshiva Aish HaTorah and a psychiatrist in Boston, Massachusetts, and Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Freedman is also a healthcare and a risk-management consultant as well as a suburban mountain biking enthusiast. For more information regarding Dr. Freedman, please visit his website at drjacoblfreedman.com.


Physician Burnout

Depression and burnout are common amongst doctors. Here’s why Maimonides and I buck the trend.

The Woman in the Burqa

A true story for any Jew who ever felt their name was too Jewish or that wearing a kippah wasn't cool.

Tufts University’s Anti-Israel Resolution

An open letter to the students of Tufts from one of its Assistant Professors.

Are You Insane? Three Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Moving to Israel

Most people thought we were out of minds to move to Israel. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Infiltrators

Like a shofar, the alarm pierced the air, warning us of a security breech in our Israeli community.

Medical Miracles

We are living in an age of wonder and hope.

Stuck in Harvard, Dreaming of Yale

Haman, jealousy and the curse of never having enough.

Better than Email

Making parenting a top priority.

Boycotting the Israeli Medical Association

A physician addresses yet another anti-Israel movement.

Top Five David Bowie Lyrics

The world will miss his eccentric, musical genius.

The Miracle of Breathing

Hanukkah reminds us how grateful we must be that everything works.

Being Grateful Isn’t Just for Deadheads

How to bring happiness into your life.

Death with Dignity?

As a doctor and as a Jew, I am against physician-assisted suicide.

How to Conquer Anger

Effective tips on how to uproot this destructive force from your life.

Seven Responses to Terror

All of us can do something.

An Open Letter to Roger Waters

Boycotting the narrow-minded bigotry of a creative genius.

How to Move Beyond Your Shameful Past

An addict uses Judaism’s ancient method to move forward after addiction.

Working Less and Saving More

A psychiatrist offers insights into prioritizing family life this Rosh Hashanah.

Everyone Else Is Doing It

The police officer was in no mood for excuses. I was caught red-handed.

The Shabbat Desecrator

A Harvard-trained psychiatrist working on a locked ward strives to find the good in his patients.

My Top 5 Grateful Dead Lyrics

Their poetry can touch the deepest realms of the Jewish soul.

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