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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.

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Making parenting a top priority.


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A physician addresses yet another anti-Israel movement.


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The world will miss his eccentric, musical genius.


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How to bring happiness into your life.


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All of us can do something.


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Boycotting the narrow-minded bigotry of a creative genius.


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


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