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A stunning medical breakthrough took the Orthodox community by storm when a rosh yeshiva in Jerusalem diagnosed with two muscle degenerative diseases was able to walk and speak clearly again following one injection of the experimental treatment, after being wheelchair bound and barely able to speak. more
BRCA. It’s the gene mutation that gives Ashkenazi Jews a higher risk of breast cancer than the general population. But the women’s Zionist organization Hadassah is using three of … more
Members of the Suffolk County Region of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, met recently with Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to advocate for Hadassah’s positions on … more
A Palestinian baby seriously injured in a car accident was breastfed by a Jewish nurse when he refused to take a bottle. Nurse Ula Ostrowski-Zak nursed the nine-month-old boy throughout her shift … more
Major American Jewish organizations — including the Orthodox Union — are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left … more
By the time Starr Mirza went into cardiac arrest at age 22 and nearly died, she had spent a lifetime trying to convince doctors she was sick. “The doctors were always pulling my parents … more
Salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, Zionism and progressivism.  Few question the inherent, irrefutable bond between the first two of those pairs, but civil rights attorney and … more
Jesse Lurie, the longtime executive editor of Hadassah Magazine and a peace activist, has died at 103. Lurie, an Israeli American, was the magazine’s founding executive editor in 1947 and … more
By Daniella Levy, Kveller via JTA The composition is exquisite: my firstborn, Hallel, maybe a week old, is lying on his back on a striped felt blanket next to his grandpa. They are gazing lovingly … more
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received the inaugural Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award in Israel on July 4. Here’s a transcript of her remarks: Isaac Bashevis Singer … more
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