Edward D. Levin, Ph.D. is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center, where he conducts research in neurotoxicology. He also writes Jewish poetry. He lives with his wife Risa Hiller in Chapel Hill, N.C. They have two grown daughters Holly and Laura, and belong to Judea Reform Congregation in Durham, N.C., where Dr. Levin has been a regular at the Torah study group for more than 25 years. Read his other Jewish writings here.