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Shatner and Retailer Make Sure Boy With Autism Always Has Favorite Food

Because Everett Botwright has autism, the 6-year-old recently started refusing to eat anything if it wasn’t the meal that stole his heart: Star Wars themed Kraft macaroni and cheese dinners. Everett’s family became especially distressed when – after they had already bought all of the boxes that they could carry – their local Walmart discontinued […]

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Magen David Adom rushes blood to Israeli in Peru

TEL AVIV, Israel (Press Release)– Magen David Adom, with the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been flying blood units to Lima, Peru, in order to save the life of Zohar Katz, an Israeli traveler who is hospitalized there in severe condition. On Thursday, MDA paramedic Yonat Daskal took 100 blood units and […]

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It took a village to bring me back to health

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — I always figured if I ever developed a fondness for members of the Scripps family it would be because of their historic contributions to newspaper journalism, or perhaps to oceanography, but as it turned out I thank them for their philanthropic interest in health care. I was a […]

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A Jewish agenda for women’s health

By Ellen Hershkin NEW YORK — Women are the heartbeat and lifeblood of America. As mothers, wives, and daughters, we are caregivers and decision makers — not only nurturing our families, but strengthening the economy and future of our nation. Women are 10 times more likely to die from a heart attack than from breast […]

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300 ESL teachers needed in Israel

NEW YORK (Press Release)—Masa Israel Journey, the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel, announced Tuesday that it will double the number of participants in its flagship Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program, beginning this coming school year. The expansion will bring 300 young professionals into classrooms across Israel to teach English as a Second Language. It is […]

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Murray Galinson San Diego – Israel Initiative announced

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release) –The Leichtag Foundation, in partnership with a growing consortium of funders that care about deep, multi-faceted education about Israel, has launched a new collaborative, the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative, announced Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President. “Murray Galinson was a cherished leader and philanthropist in the San Diego community,” said Seidle. […]

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Israeli, San Diego researchers learn earth’s geomagnetic field undulates; current weakening not worrysome

TEL AVIV, Israel (Press Release)— Albert Einstein considered the origin of the Earth’s magnetic field one of the five most important unsolved problems in physics. The weakening of the geomagnetic field, which extends from the planet’s core into outer space and was first recorded 180 years ago, has raised concern by some for the welfare […]

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Ben Gurion University to launch nano- satellite

BEER-SHEVA, Israel (Press Release) — “BGUSAT,” the first nanosatellite for Israeli academic research, is being launched Wednesday, February 15 as part of a collaboration between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. It will provide researchers with data on climate change, agricultural developments and other […]

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Mother and 2 days later her son saved by same United Hatzalah volunteer

JERUSALEM (Press Release) —  Two weeks ago, on Saturday night at 11:30 PM, Daniel Klughaupt had just gone to sleep when he received an urgent alert about a woman who had collapsed in his own building!  Literally jumping out of bed, Daniel, while still in his pajamas, rushed to the 8th-floor apartment, arriving in 60 seconds! He […]

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With DeVos Vote, GOP Senators Weigh Politics vs. Policy

Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. In her home state of Michigan, Amway heiress Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, has been a fierce proponent of taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools, arguing that “choice” would fix the state’s ailing public education system. […]

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Tel Aviv readies new natural history museum

By Yoni Peres, DVM TEL AVIV, Israel — At the top of the cliff, just like Noah’s Ark after the flood, overlooking the Tel Aviv skyline, stands a unique building – the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. Just a few steps away, in an old building at the Tel Aviv University’s Department of Zoology, Professor Tamar Dayan, the […]

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Betsy DeVos: Senate advances nomination for education secretary

President Trump’s out-of-the-box pick to lead the Education Department survived another hurdle, overcoming an attempted Democratic filibuster in a rare pre-dawn vote Friday. A final vote is slated for Monday. Democrats have made Betsy DeVos, the pick, one of their chief targets as they try to score a scalp from among Mr. Trump’s Cabinet nominees, […]

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President Trump’s show of support for “Right to Try” laws is giving terminally ill patients new hope

This week Donald Trump said something that has many terminally ill patients applauding the president. Meeting with pharmaceutical executives at the White House on Tuesday, Trump signaled that he would be pushing for some significant changes, including altering Food and Drug Administration regulations to allow smaller drug companies to compete with larger companies. Related, here […]

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Immigrants enrich this country

By Mimi Pollack   LA MESA, California — Imagine you have had a good life with a stable job and family. Then, imagine that your life turns upside down, be it from war, religious persecution, or social unrest, and you have to start from scratch in a new country with a different language, culture, even alphabet! […]

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