Meir Panim Gives the Gift of Camp to Hundreds of Impoverished Children.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, in the wake of the worst flu outbreak in many years.
Cuomo’s order to allow pharmacists to administer more flu vaccines came just a day after federal health officials called the spread of the flu an epidemic.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there are elevated flu outbreaks in 9 out of 10 US health regions, and reported that 20 children across the United States had died as a result of infection.
In New York alone, 19,128 cases of the flu have been reported this season, up from a paltry 4,404 in 2011-2012.
As of January 5, NY reported 2,884 hospitalized flu sufferers, more than double last year’s tally.
Pharmacists will now be able to administer flu shots to patients from 6 months to 18 years old, instead of 18 and older as according to typical state limits.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency on Wednesday, stating that his city was reporting 10 times more cases of flu than in the previous year.
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Personally I wish that I had a mother like my wife.
What’s the difference between the first and second ten-year-old?
What makes this diary so historically significant is that it is not just the private memoir of Dr. Seidman. Rather, it is a reflection of the suffering of Klal Yisrael at that time.
Rabbi Lau is a world class speaker. When he relates stories, even concentration camp stories, the audience is mesmerized. As we would soon discover, he is in the movie as well.
Each essay, some adapted from lectures Furst prepared for live audiences, begins with several basic questions around a key topic.
For the last several years, four Jewish schools in the Baltimore Jewish community have been expelling students who have not received their vaccinations.
“We can’t wait for session II to begin” said camp director Mrs. Judy Neufeld.
Chabad Chayil wishes all a happy and healthy remainder of summer.
It’s ironic that the title of terrorist has been bestowed upon a couple whose alleged actions resulted in the death of three turtles.
A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.
Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.
Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.
The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.
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