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All Masks Are Not Created Equal. Find Out Which Ones Protect!

By Mark Sunshine | August 31, 2020

By now, everyone hopefully realizes that masks save lives. But, few people know which masks are effective and which provide a false sense of security.   Researchers at Duke University have studied mask effectiveness and have some advice for us.  Masks that received a thumbs up from Duke researchers include: Fitted N95 and KN95 masks;Three-layer surgical…

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One Acre of Land on Mars Can Be Yours For Only $15

By Mark Sunshine | August 31, 2020

Offered through Groupon (57% off of the regular price) Tucked between the usual daily Groupon offerings of dental braces, Costco memberships, and manscaping shears, was today’s extra-special offer of 57% off the price of an acre of land on Mars.   This Groupon offer immediately caught my attention.  After all, staking a claim to land on…


Mourners Kaddish – Learn When To Bow And Why.

By Mark Sunshine | August 28, 2020

I am the President of a large synagogue and a leader in the Jewish community and most people assume that I always feel comfortable when praying. That assumption is far from the truth.  I am just like everyone else and am often challenged by Jewish traditions and expectations.  One particular prayer that has always confounded…

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Expert Tips To Help With Back Pain During COVID-19

By Mark Sunshine | August 22, 2020

I have chronic back pain and I don’t know many adults who don’t suffer like me.  And, COVID-19 is making things worse for me and many others.    Why are we suffering more back problems?  It’s a combination of lack of exercise, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.  Most of us are sitting around doing less but…

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8 Packaged Foods That Are Healthy And Perfect For A Hurricane Food Stash

By Mark Sunshine | August 21, 2020

Hurricane season is upon us (again) and as I write this to you, there are three potential hurricanes coming in our general direction from across the Atlantic Ocean. I have no idea if any of these three storms will hit us, but just in case…I thought it would be a good idea to suggest some…

Exercise to Strengthen Your Lungs

Prudent Exercise Helps Prevent COVID-19. How To Strengthen Your Lungs To Fight COVID-19.

By Mark Sunshine | August 14, 2020

According to AARP, good old fashioned exercise is one of the best ways to help prevent COVID-19 and, if you contract the virus, lessen the adverse effects.  And, one of the best ways to exercise is to take a brisk outdoor walk.  Walking outside should not expose you to COVID-19 (especially if you wear a…

1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews Carry a Fatal Genetic Mutation -Eliminate These Diseases For Your Family With Post-Mortem DNA Testing

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

The National Gaucher Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews, those of Eastern European descent, carry one or more fatal genetic mutations.  This problem arose because for thousands of years, the Eastern European Jewish community only married and inter-married within a closed society.  At some time in the past, specific genetic mutations occurred and…

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Ashkenazi Jews Are At Heightened Risk Of The BRCA Gene Mutation The National Cancer Institute Recommends DNA Testing For ALL Ashkenazi Jews

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

I know too many Jewish women who have died from breast or ovarian cancer.  When I was 11 years old, my Aunt died of pancreatic cancer, my grandmother died of ovarian cancer and many men in my family have had prostate cancer.  I am an Ashkenazi Jew, and there is a good chance that a…

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The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations Kill Post-Mortem DNA Testing Saves Lives

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

Kronish Funeral Services wants to help future generations avoid the pain, suffering, and heartache of cancer caused by BRCA gene mutations.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are often responsible for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer.  This gene mutation also causes a host of other…

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Can Post-Mortem DNA Testing Affect Your Children’s Ability to Get Health Insurance?

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

No – post-mortem DNA testing has no adverse effect on your children’s ability to get insurance.  One of the drawbacks of DNA and ancestry testing programs is the possibility that the results may be used by insurance companies and employers to discriminate based upon adverse test results.  DNA testing results identify pre-existing medical conditions and…

Providing Funeral Services to the Jewish Community of South Florida

Kronish Funeral Services proudly serves the Jewish community of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, including the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm City, Stuart, and the surrounding areas.

Our staff is available 24 x 7 to help you with all your funeral needs.


9070 Kimberly Boulevard, Suite #22
Boca Raton, FL 33434

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