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Hapoel Jerusalem A Ball For Kids With Special Needs

August 17, 2017, by

The Hapoel Jerusalem youth department has begun a unique new program in conjunction with OU-Israel’s Yachad Project for English-speaking kids with special needs whose families have immigrated to Israel from North America. Once a week, Yachad kids participate in English-language basketball training and group practice at the Rene Cassin gym in Jerusalem, under the supervision

To Doxx or Not to Doxx the Neo Nazis

August 17, 2017, by

In the aftermath of the disturbing neo-Nazi and White Supremacist march in Charlottesville, some Twitterati have taken to doxxing the participants. Doxxing (or doxing) refers to revealing the real names and personal information (such as home addresses) of people whose online identities are unknown. While we receive a certain amount of satisfaction seeing these racists

Targeted Stem Cells Might Hold the Key to Eradicating Leukemia

August 14, 2017, by

Israel has the fourth-highest per capita rate of leukemia fatalities worldwide. In the United States, the blood cancer kills more than 24,000 Americans annually. According to the Israel Cancer Research Fund, a majority of leukemia treatments today focus on chemotherapy, steroid drugs and stem-cell transplants. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) scientist Dr. Roi Gazit

Not Reclaiming the Swastika

August 9, 2017, by

An insignificant little video, less than a minute long and almost a month old, really got noticed this past week. In the video, European retailer KA Design introduces the “new swastika.” The video starts by informing us that the swastika is a 5,000-year-old symbol of peace. This is true. The symbol has been used by

“Stories from the Front Lines”

August 3, 2017, by

My family and I live in Charleston, South Carolina. Just saying those words when I visit my family in the Five Towns, where I grew up, elicits stares of shock. At least when we lived in Houston, Texas, where my husband served as an assistant Rabbi before he assumed the pulpit in Charleston, New Yorkers

Truth to Power: Rejecting Terror

July 27, 2017, by

It should come as no surprise that, when it comes to Middle East politics, not everyone agrees with us. And it’s not necessarily because others are evil or anti-Semitic. We have a narrative. In extremely abbreviated form: Jews and Arabs both lived in the land that the Romans called “Palestine.” (They called it this in

Looking Past Mount Laundry

July 26, 2017, by

The Nine Days are not my favorite time of year. I imagine this is the case for most people. It’s hot outside, the kids are bored and we can’t take them swimming. The food options are limited. And with the pileup of laundry, our houses are a mess. Hence, lots of stressed out Moms. But

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