Tehila Mark, the 14-year-old girl who was wounded in the Friday terror attack near Otniel, was released from Hadassah hospital today. The hospital said she is in good condition.Jewish Press News Briefs
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The Jewish philanthropist, Dr. Irving I. Moskowitz, has passed away at the age of 88.
Dr. Moskowitz was born in New York, in 1928, but grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the 9th child in a family of 13 children.
After becoming a doctor, he moved to California and began getting involved in managing and buying hospitals, eventually expanding into Bingo clubs. He was last living in Miami, Florida.
In 1968, he founded the Moskowitz Foundation which helps people in need, in the US and all over the world.
Dr. Moskowitz is best known for his generous philanthropy to Israel, often working with Israeli organizations such as Elad and Ateret Cohanim in their work to restore Jewish life in eastern Jerusalem. He also helped establish the Beit El Yeshiva and Arutz-7, and of course the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism which bears his name.
Due to his extensive philanthropic work in building Israel, he has been compared to Montefiore and Rothschild.
Besides eastern Jerusalem, Moskowitz also helped buy land in Gush Ezion, Gush Katif and the Ramat HaGolan.
Dr. Irving Moskowitz is survived by his wife Cherna, 8 children, 42 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He will be buried on Monday on the Mount of Olives.Jewish Press News Briefs
Five days after the attack on the Sarona center in Tel Aviv, where four Israeli civilians had been murdered, Assaf Bar, who was shot twice in the head while sitting inside the Max Brenner Café, very close to the table where the two well dressed terrorists were sitting, is going home.
“I was the first one to be hit,” Bar recalled on Monday. “Of the shots themselves I don’t remember a lot. I slid toward the table. I was hearing, and I remember flashes of consciousness, in which I talked a little with my girlfriend, a little with the man who took me to the ambulance, a little with my dad on the phone, on the way to the hospital,” he reported.
He said that now, “thank God, I feel better. I still have headaches now and then, some trouble hearing, but I hope to get stronger. I feel stronger with every passing day.”
Bar presented the two scars in the back of his head, each from a bullet shot by the terrorists. The doctors took out one of them and decided to leave the other inside for the time being.
Dr. Ido Straus, who was on call during the Sarona attack, told reporters the first bullet “was very accessible, the other less so, and it does not pose a danger for now. In the future we’ll decide what to do with it, he might stay with the bullet inside. He hemorrhaged, which could have caused his death in a short period of time, and stopping the flow of blood prevented a collapse.”David Israel
Three people treated for injuries resulting from Arab stone throwing on Sunday night have been released from the Hadassah Har Tzofim hospital.
Passengers on the Egged bus were injured when Arabs attacked the bus as it drove past the Rockefeller center, opposite the Old City of Jerusalem, on its way to the Kotel, according to United Hatzalah.
Front, back and and some side windows on the bus were broken and shattered.
A young man and woman were treated with head wounds, and a 60-year-old woman was treated for chest pains. They were taken to the hospital
The paramedics also calmed down the children and elderly on the bus, until the bus was able to continue on its way to the Kotel.
During the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, Muslims tend to increase their terror attacks against everyone else.. Jewish Press News Briefs
The Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya, located on the ridge above Tiberias by the Kinneret, is accommodating the special needs of Jewish immigrants who must be transferred not only geographically, from the exotic regions of earth, but also in time, from forgotten ages to the 21st century.
A case in point is the community of Bnei Menashe, a small group of indigenous people from northeastern India, who claim they are descendants from the lost tribes of Israel, and have adopted the practice of Judaism. The Bnei Menashe speak Tibeto-Burman languages, and they probably migrated into northeast India from Burma in the 17th and 18th centuries. Israeli Rabbi Eliyahu Avichail, of the group Amishav which seeks evidence of the existence of exiled “ten tribes” in the world, named the group Bnei Menashe based on their account of descent from the tribe of Menasseh.
When a group of about 7,000 of these northeastern Indian Jews arrived in Israel six years ago, some of whom settled down in the vicinity of Tiberias (which is quite aways to the north of where the Biblical tribe of Menashe originally lived), the local hospital has taken upon itself to usher them into the wonderful medical advantages of modern times. And so the Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya, a week ago hosted a meeting of agroup of Bnei Menashe women with its infectious diseases supervisor, Nurse Ilana Aharon from the Epidemiology Department.
The meeting, at the local chapter of WIZO, explored hygiene as the key to health. This included personal hygiene and dental hygiene, as well as keeping homes, courtyards and streets clean. Aharon also covered the importance of proper nutrition—eating vegetables every day—and physical exercise in maintaining health.
Another issue stressed in the meeting was the danger of smoking, which causes a long list of damages to health in addition to lung cancer: diminishing vitamin C deposits, blood diseases, impaired vision, and impotence. Most of the smokers in the Bnei Menashe community are the husbands, but family members suffer by exposure to secondary smoke.JNi.Media
Arab terrorists attacked two female Israeli Border Guard Police officers Wednesday night on the “Ofrit” base near Jerusalem.
The terrorists hurled firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at the officers. They sustained minor wounds in the attack, which ignited a fire on the base, located near Mt. Scopus.
Both officers were evacuated to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Four firefighting teams, including a water vehicle, were required to extinguish the brush fire next to the base that ignited as a result of the attack.Hana Levi Julian
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is waiting for Israel to grant permission for Turkey to construct energy and water transfer infrastructure in Gaza, according to a report published Saturday (May 21) in the Hurriyet Daily News, quoting an earlier broadcast.
“I expect that something will happen this month. It’s my wish that we’ll reach a conclusion in a short time,” Erdogan told a news broadcast by A Haber on May 19.
“In regards to [lifting] the embargo, they say, ‘We are open to allowing goods into Gaza through Turkey, but we are not open to those coming from places other than Turkey.’ But the problem is not only this. We have some other demands,” Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader said Ankara has demanded that Israel allow provision of continuous energy to Gaza, “as the enclave has only three to four hours of electricity per day,” Erdogan said.
He added that Turkey’s proposal to provide electricity to Gaza through a naval vessel was rejected by Israel.
“But they proposed something else: We told them that we are ready to construct all the infrastructure [of energy]. They viewed the proposal positively,” Erdogan said.
The second demand, he said, was that Turkey be allowed to provide water to Gaza either by desalinating the sea water or by drilling wells. “There are positive developments with regard to this issue as well,” he said.
Turkey’s third demand from Israel, said Erdogan, was regarding construction projects in Gaza.
“Our third offer is about building schools and hospitals. The construction of a hospital has been completed and necessary equipment is being provided. ‘These must be done,’ we told them. ‘If these would be done, then we’ll immediately appoint ambassadors and improve our relations in the right direction.’”
According to the report, Israeli and Turkish diplomats are expected to meet in the near future to finalize an agreement between the two countries.
But it’s impossible to know what the final outcome will be: Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party is set to meet at a nationwide Congress on May 22 to choose a new prime minister.
Incumbent Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by Erdogan, resigned his position earlier this month.Hana Levi Julian