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Posted on: October 27th, 2010

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Our 18-month-old son, Ezra, has a rare primary immune deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome. His body is unable to produce certain antibodies to protect him from infection. Thankfully, he has been doing well with the medical treatments that he receives. However, serious complications can arise and the prognosis is unclear. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant is the only cure. His doctors recommend a transplant provided a suitable donor can be found. Right now there is no donor in the registry that is a perfect match to Ezra. We are starting a campaign to find his perfect match and we need your help.

 

Posted on: October 27th, 2010

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Our 18-month-old son, Ezra, has a rare primary immune deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome. His body is unable to produce certain antibodies to protect him from infection. Thankfully, he has been doing well with the medical treatments that he receives. However, serious complications can arise and the prognosis is unclear. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant is the only cure. His doctors recommend a transplant provided a suitable donor can be found. Right now there is no donor in the registry that is a perfect match to Ezra. We are starting a campaign to find his perfect match and we need your help.

 

Posted on: October 20th, 2010

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The alarm of a South Beach bank recently went off in the early morning hours. Police arriving at the scene were greeted by an unusual sight. The alleged lookout man was in the parking lot of the bank building. He had fallen asleep at the wheel of his car.

 

Posted on: October 13th, 2010

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An unparalleled musical production featuring 39 Jewish music superstars made its worldwide debut Thursday at the Jewish Children's Museum in Crown Heights. "Unity for Justice" is a unique display of solidarity for the family of incarcerated Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, whose sentencing of 27 years in federal prison last year has led to a thunderous outcry by the Jewish community and a number of government officials. The project serves as an innovative campaign for financial support of the Rubashkin Defense Fund, drawing mounting online interest by the hour.

 

Posted on: October 13th, 2010

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When Dr. David Shashar of Ramat Gan was called out to serve in the Paratrooper reserves during the Second Lebanon War of 2006, his goal was to help heal wounded soldiers. He never thought that he would become one himself. When two Hizbullah anti-tank missiles hit the house he was staying in, killing nine soldiers, he was among the 30 to be seriously injured. Dr. Shashar was hospitalized for the next three months in an attempt to save his arm from amputation. He underwent numerous reconstruction operations over the next three years, a number of which were in Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The Ministry of Defense referred him to ROFEH International - a comprehensive medical referral and bikur cholim service founded by the Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, zt"l.

 

Posted on: October 6th, 2010

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One of my dearest friends recently flew to New York to be with her ailing father who had suffered a severe heart attack. Sadly, he did not survive.

 

Posted on: September 21st, 2010

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A minister in Gainesville, Florida, recently caused a major uproar with his plan to burn a Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Reverend Terry Jones' idea was met with wide-reaching condemnation.

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2010

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My husband Jay and I would like to wish all of our readers, friends and family a gmar chasimah tovah.

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2010

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Last month, the Monsey chapter of Satmar Bikur Cholim ran its annual summer fundraising event in an evening reception hosted by Debbie Rausman at their home on Herschel Terrace.

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2010

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Last month, the Monsey chapter of Satmar Bikur Cholim ran its annual summer fundraising event in an evening reception hosted by Debbie Rausman at their home on Herschel Terrace.

 

Posted on: September 8th, 2010

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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, can be a time of optimism. The observances of the holiday are actually quite therapeutic. Engaging in prayer, charity and repentance clears one's head, and sets us in a position to anticipate a clean slate. We hope for Hashem's blessings for a good year.

 

Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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As the month of Elul approaches, Jews all over the world anticipate the New Year. Rosh Hashanah is an intriguing time. The notion of teshuvah (repentance) is pivotal to the holiday.

 

Posted on: August 4th, 2010

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  Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon                 At the Hancock Park home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Diller, the women of Beis Chana heard the fascinating story of Stanley Diller’s survival during the Holocaust. The Dillers are prominent supporters of numerous yeshivos and mosdos Torah.   Diller described how his belief in Hashem […]

 

Posted on: August 4th, 2010

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  Photo credit: Arye D. Gordon                 At the Hancock Park home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Diller, the women of Beis Chana heard the fascinating story of Stanley Diller’s survival during the Holocaust. The Dillers are prominent supporters of numerous yeshivos and mosdos Torah.   Diller described how his belief in Hashem […]

 

Posted on: July 28th, 2010

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A boat was intercepted in the Florida Straits on July 13. A surveillance plane spotted the vessel and directed the U.S. Coast Guard to intervene. The boat held a passenger who had fled the island of Cuba.He was parched and exhaustedand was said to have been adrift for weeks. Rescuers were shocked to see that the seven-foot craft was made of Styrofoam.

 

Posted on: July 21st, 2010

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The Jewish Federation of Rockland County recently ran a contest to elect a Rockland Jewish hero. Rabbi Muschel without question had my vote hands down.

 

Posted on: July 21st, 2010

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The Jewish Federation of Rockland County recently ran a contest to elect a Rockland Jewish hero. Rabbi Muschel without question had my vote hands down.

 

Posted on: July 21st, 2010

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This summer 17 Yeshiva University students participated in the Center for the Jewish Future's New Orleans Service Mission. As part of the mission students had the opportunity to engage members of the community ravaged by Hurricane Katrina just five years ago learn about their current challenges and help rebuild.

 

Posted on: July 7th, 2010

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The Los Angeles Jewish community recently welcomed Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), a strong supporter and vocal advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel alliance.   Engel was hosted by Melanie and Robert Rechnitz, and was greeted by a cross-section of Democrats and Republicans. Attendees asked Engel a range of questions about Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and […]

 

Posted on: July 7th, 2010

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The Los Angeles Jewish community recently welcomed Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), a strong supporter and vocal advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel alliance.   Engel was hosted by Melanie and Robert Rechnitz, and was greeted by a cross-section of Democrats and Republicans. Attendees asked Engel a range of questions about Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and […]

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