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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
When I was a child I dreamt that I’d marry into an immigrant family very similar to my own. My children would grow up speaking Spanglish and we’d continue the traditions I grew up with. But other than my extended family I really didn’t know many other Jewish Cubans living in Brooklyn. Little did I imagine I would later go to Israel, meet and then marry a totally different type of Jewish immigrant, one from Africa, who speaks Afrikaans and a bit of Zulu, but no Spanish at all. I continue to cook for my family some of the traditional Cuban dishes of my childhood. Our children’s Spanish, however, comes straight out of the textbooks from three years of forced high school Regents preparatory classes. Their attempts at hablando espanol can make me laugh; compared to them I sound like a real Cuban native! more
Reports continue to surface about the rise of cases of the mosquito-born Zika virus in South America, and the associated birth defect microcephaly, which is characterized by … more
In commemoration of Hadassah’s upcoming centennial milestone, Long Beach’s Tziporah chapter held a “ Stories to Share, Recipes to Savor” event on Thursday, January 12. Coordinated by Program Vice President Carole Pearlman, and Co-Chair Maxine Klein, six women, who were born and raised in foreign countries spoke about the trials and tribulations in their native lands. These Hadassah members representative of Paraguay, Greece, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Scotland, and Cuba conveyed their stories in a group discussion and through recipes shared in a cookbook that was compiled and distributed as part of the centennial program. 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
Here are statements publicized by major American Jewish organizations following President Trump's Jerusalem speech on Wednesday. They are from Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Union, Hadassah, the Council of Presidents, RCA, AIPAC, and One Israel Fund, plus Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Additional statements will be added to this post as they become available. 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
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
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
Hadassah Hospital doctors have saved the life of 22-year-old Kimberly Winkler, an industrial engineering student from Minnesota who suffered a massive brain aneurysm. Winkler, a native of the … more
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