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Living in contemporary society carries with it the burden of reconciling one’s inherited history and tradition with surging advances in how we communicate. It’s a modern, kinetic world with myriad of ancient beliefs and customs. That dichotomy can be a hard thing for a person of faith to balance in their daily life, and members of the Orthodox Jewish community are no exception. Gabriel Hoffnung, a graduate of Touro’s Lander School of Arts & Sciences’ psychology program (and current Yeshiva University Ferkauf student), believes that guidance from therapeutic counseling helps patients live a practical life, as well as one that’s spiritually fulfilling.
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Gabriel is finishing his final semester at Touro and plans on starting dental school in the fall.
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Hometown: Brooklyn, NYHigh School: Yeshiva of BrooklynSeminary: Seminar
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Besides interning in the ER department at Downstate Hospital, Nechama shadows a PA. “Watching her diagnose patients, I’m getting an advanced knowledge of the field before I’m actually in it.” But she’s also a medical assistant twice a week at Pediatrics Associates, where she greets patients, takes their vitals and history, and does odds and ends. “Just typing for the doctor lets me learn a tremendous amount about what typical well visits and sick visits are like.” 
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Philosophically, root-generating plant stems known as rhizomes are metaphors for how thought and action can spring from unlikely sources and seamlessly intertwine. In that sense, Dr. Chaim Neuhoff’s work as a clinical psychologist and community leader could be described as fundamentally rhizomatic.
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To some extent, trying to figure out how the human body works can feel like we’re chasing our own tail. How can we possibly master the inner workings and outer survival of a vessel that was magnificently created? This is partly what drives aspiring physicians like Yakov Glicksman in their studies. The recent Lander School of Arts & Sciences Biology valedictorian and current New York Medical College (NYMC) student has been drawn to better understanding anatomy since childhood, and is fast en route to an occupation in the field. 
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LAS students come from all over the world to study at an institution where their religious values are in harmony with the successful pursuit of their academic aspirations. And these five young women—hailing from Florida, Chicago, Flatbush, South America, and Crown Heights—are no different. Studying marketing, forensics, occupational therapy, biology, and psychology, Tarynn, Sarah, Nechama, Sara, and Rochi share a bit about their backgrounds, career plans, favorite classes, and more.  
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Lander College of Arts & Sciences (LAS) Business Management student Hayim Feuer was barely out of high school when he began assisting with political campaigns. In 2008, conservative Washington State gubernatorial hopeful Dino Rossi launched his candidacy at the same juncture that Feuer was volunteering with a couple friends for the King Country Republican Party. The two causes naturally overlapped, and before long, Feuer was offering Rossi “whatever he needed help with, whether it was mailers, talking to people or organizing an event.”
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One of the foremost questions college applicants ask themselves is, “Where is my education going to lead 10 years down the line?” The answer, of course, is largely up to the student and how much effort they put in during and after academia. But if 2002 Lander Arts and Sciences (LAS) grad and Psychology major Dr. Steven Zimmerman is looked to as an example, the ceiling is sky-high.
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These days…I just finished a research internship at the Supreme Court of New York State, where I audited guardianship annual reports, administered group lectures in Judaic criminal penalties, and helped facilitate a smooth running of the judge’s chambers.