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Giving vets with PTSD the Jewish treatment

Anna Selman A recent study from the Department of Veterans’ Administration (VA) found that the daily number of American veterans who commit suicide has decreased from 22 to 20 a day — a small improvement, but a step in the right direction. The leading cause of veteran suicide is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a […]

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Ukraine: Circumcision for 90-year-old

Jewish history is being made in the Ukraine: In the coming days, a 90-year-old will undergo an historic Jewish ritual of Brit Milah. The historic event will take place at the new medical center that was recently established in the Menorah compound in the city of Dnieper Petersburg. The rabbi and 28-year shaliach (emissary) of […]

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Camp Newman fire can’t destroy memories

  By Landon Breite SAN DIEGO — I always wondered what it was like to lose a home. Now I do. Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California,  was a place that I, as well as many others, called their home. On October 9th we got the terrible news that the camp had burned down. All […]

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At White House opioid commission meeting, insurance industry gets a scolding

WASHINGTON – Patrick Kennedy, it seemed, had been waiting for a public opportunity speak directly to the nation’s health insurers. “The historic treatment of addiction and mental illness has been a separate and unequal process,” the former Rhode Island congressman and a member of the president’s opioid commission told a group of insurance executives on […]

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Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Nino events. The findings, published this week in […]

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BGU develops un-tethered underwater robot

BEER-SHEVA, Isrral (Press Release) – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed Israel’s first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The robotic “HydroCamel II” will be commercially available for use in the military, security, and oil and gas sectors, as well as in environmental applications and marine research. BGN Technologies Ltd., BGU’s technology-transfer company, also announced the […]

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La Jolla walkway named for Walter Munk, 100

  By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California–Famed oceanographer Walter Munk  predicted that a beach walkway named for him Wednesday on the eve of his upcoming 100th birthday won’t survive as long as he has unless nations cooperate to fight climate change by converting fossil fuels into renewable energy. At a ceremony at Kellogg Park […]

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Positively Israel ~ October 17, 2017

Harvest for the World By Michael Ordman NETANYA, Israel — The Jewish festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles) that has just concluded is also the harvest festival – celebrating the gathering of crops. It is an ideal opportunity to highlight how Israel is helping combat world hunger and feed an ever-increasing global population. These examples of relevant […]

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Israel suspends plan to set up database of Jewish students in US

The Israeli government was forced to suspend an initiative to set up a database of Jewish students across university campuses in the United States after the controversial plan was exposed, Haaretz reported on Sunday. The plan, initiated by the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs headed by Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett, was aimed at strengthening the […]

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These pro-Israel students remain steadfast in midst of anti-Semitic whirlwind

University of California Berkeley junior Adah Forer speaks to a student in front of a pro-Palestinian demonstration on campus. (Courtesy) NEW YORK — On Rebecca T. Stern’s to-do list when she returned to campus this fall was reviewing her class schedule, buying last minute school supplies and scrolling through the Students for Justice in Palestine […]

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Saeb Erekat undergoes organ transplant

Chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat successfully underwent a lung transplant in Virginia Thursday. Erekat, a heavy smoker, has been battling pulmonary fibrosis for the past year. In August, news that Erekat had turned to Israel for his transplant caused a storm. Many Israelis took to social media to argue that as a senior anti-Israel figure, […]

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Every reptile on earth in new catalog

  BEER-SHEVA, Israel (Press Release) – An international team of 39 researchers has produced the most comprehensive catalog and atlas of every reptile on earth, including 10,000 species of snakes, lizards, and tortoises. According to the just published study in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the new Atlas of Life was created by linking the reptile […]

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Israeli hospital gets grant to help Syrian refugees with hearing loss

An Israeli philanthropist has made a six-figure grant to a hospital in northern Israel to fund treatment for Syrian children who have suffered hearing loss as a result of their country’s civil war. Morris Kahn’s pilot grant to Ziv Medical Center in Safed is part of the Genesis Prize Foundation’s global initiative to aid refugee […]

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London Jewish school principal ordained as priest

The principal of a Jewish school in London has been ordained as a Church of England priest. Patrick Moriarty, 51, who is not Jewish, has been headmaster of the Jewish Community Secondary School in north London, or JCoSS, since 2012, The Times of London reported Saturday. The school has 1,300 students and 100 teachers. Get […]

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