Dr. Gary S. Branfman is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Texas. Prior to his medical training he studied radio, TV and film at New York’s Queens College.
Gary S. Branfman
By Gary S. Branfman
Stop Politicising Pittsburgh
Etz Chaim: The Tree of Life. How painfully ironic. The metaphoric expression “Tree of Life” ( Etz Chaim in Hebrew) is a mystical symbol within the Kabbala of esoteric Judaism used to describe the path to God. Yesterday’s unredeemable act of evil within the walls of The Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburg is physically,…
My Fellow Jews: Just Relax And Enjoy The Christmas Music.
While anticipating the harmonious a cappella of Christmas Carols at my doorstep, I recall the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” The music of Christmas represents peace, joy and hope and it has become a genre of its very own. But contrary to common thought, Christmas in America was…
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