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Morty Leibowitz, a Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at New York University, came to live in Israel with his wife Ruth in 1996. A resident of Raanana, he founded the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba and currently serves as a senior research consultant in the Chief Physician’s office at Kupat Holim Clalit. His avocations are literature, poetry and history.

Morty and Ruth are the proud grandparents of 8 and enjoy the nachas of watching them grow up and proudly serve in Israel in Zahal and Sherut Leumi.


 Years ago, Ruth and I had the privilege of participati...


Presenting a conversation of the future "Carly, I would like...

"I'm forgetting things. I'm getting older and I can't rememb...

Snapshot: The IDF as Never Seen BeforeBy Yoav Limor and Ziv ...
Logo: Wikimedia Commons

The memory is so vivid. It's like it was yesterday. I was on...
Illustration by Ron Mader www.flickr.com

Jerusalem Out Front, Bethlehem OutbackBy Sue Tourkin Komet*O...
This story was inspired by Avshalom Katz, the music teacher at the Ariel School in Raanana. Several of my grandchildren were inspired by his graciousness, love for music and love of children.

Singer Enrico Caruso

Williamsburg in Brooklyn in 1958, and a few old Jews were ga...
Photo: Broken Promises – User Incantation-en. Wikipedia

A short story by Morton Leibowitz The day is as gray as the ...
Painting by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) - La nymphe du ruisseau

 It's almost a sacred moment. The sun is setting. The d...
Photo credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The black hole of routine a relentless vacuum of dreams succ...

Imagine that you are between the ages of 40 and 65, are over...

Clinic Director Orel Ben Ari: Started as a volunteer

Occupying over four square blocks or an approximately 144,00...
Writer James Joyce (below) and a night in a Dublin pub (above) Photo Credit: herooutoftime-flickr.com

Photo: Alex Ehrenzweig

Photo Credit: David Jones-flickr.com

A bridge over the River Lifffey in Dublin

For those of you who have never visited Ireland, be advised:...
Photo Credit: MIke Kline-flickr.com

"The health hazzard from cell phones is real" "Two studies r...
The monument at the corner of Ahuza and Hasharon, Raanana

Remembrance ... some of the names of those who fell defending Israel which are etched on the monument

Dawn breaks. It's chilly. The rising dew coats me with moist...

Coffee is, after petroleum, the second most commonly traded ...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Lithe, petite and very, very pretty Tank top, short shorts O...