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Israelis Star in Nobel Prizes, so Why Doesn’t BDS Boycott Them?

6 Heshvan 5774 – October 9, 2013
If the Boycott Israel movement were intellectually honest, it would condemn the Nobel Prize judges for awarding Israelis. Let’s see how many pro-boycott academics will snub Israel’s universities.

Two Jews Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

4 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders...

Israel Raises Funds to Treat Ethiopian Boy Mauled by Hyena

26 Tammuz 5773 – July 3, 2013
A U.S. Jewish doctor in Ethiopia came across a boy whose life is threatened after an attack by a wild hyena. Muslims, Bedouin and Jews now are pitching in to save his life.

Video Games Can Help in Stroke Rehab, Says Israeli Research

25 Tammuz 5773 – July 2, 2013
Video games do not necessarily numb brains. They actually can help the brain recover from damage caused by a stroke, according to a Tel Aviv University researcher. Bring on Nintendo.

Maimonides Says Change Your Habits, Not Just Your Diet

27 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
Maimonides, the Jewish sage and medical doctor, wrote extensively on nutrition and wellness. His writings are now being incorporated into contemporary medical studies on healthy living habits.

Brain-Dead Israeli Boy’s Kidney Donated to PA Child

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian Authority boy. The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his...

Tel Aviv U Researcher Says Marijuana Can Halt Brain Damage

22 Sivan 5773 – May 31, 2013
Marijuana is known to have therapeutic qualities. A Tel Aviv Univ. professor now says a very low dosage of grass also can prevent brain damage. A new study may reach the same conclusion for the heart.

Would Hawking Meet Paraplegic Arab Saved by Israel?

5 Sivan 5773 – May 14, 2013
He could meet a three-year-old Arab toddler with no arms and no legs, named Mohammed al-Farra.

Israel to Show Off to Obama Hi-Tech ‘Robot Snake’ (Video)

4 Nisan 5773 – March 14, 2013
Israel is going all out it impress Obama. Israel will show off for the president a robot snake, mini desktop and six other hi-tech products in a “Better World” exhibit at the Israel Museum.

Israel Start-Up’s Anti-Obesity Pill Set to Go Big Time

1 Nisan 5773 – March 11, 2013
An Israeli-made pill may be on its way to make the world slimmer. The “slim pill” to reduce obesity could go on the market as a medicine, with the help of a major pharmaceutical company.

Israeli Mother of Terror Victim Cheers Sick People as Medical Clown

23 Adar 5773 – March 4, 2013
By making underprivileged children laugh and smile, Daniele Knapp is truly doing a mitzvah - a mitzvah in memory of her son Claude.

Guess What? High Cholesterol Helps Elderly Live Longer

21 Shevat 5773 – January 31, 2013
Getting old is not so bad after all. An Israeli study says the reward for keeping a low cholesterol diet until age 80 or so is to let it all out and munch away at French fries and high-fat ice cream.

Israeli Medical Smartphone Spreading Freedom, Happiness, Around the World

19 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
Israeli scientific breakthroughs are restoring freedom and ease to the lives of millions of patients throughout the world. The latest: a smartphone to measure your vital signs and help manage chronic diseases, a discovery which may restore speech to the paralyzed and disabled, and a possible cure for severe depression for those with no options left.

My Son the Pioneer Jewish Doctor

24 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
While some religions place ultimate responsibility for healing in divine hands, “Jews don’t see a conflict between faith and medicine,” says Alan M. Kraut, a professor of history at American University who helped put together the exhibition “Trail of the Magic Bullet: The Jewish Encounter With Modern Medicine, 1860-1960,” on view at Yeshiva University Museum in Manhattan.

Israeli IVF Success Doubles in Decade

22 Iyyar 5772 – May 14, 2012
A new Health Ministry reports shows that a whopping 25 percent of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)treatments resulted in pregnancies, with 20% of attempts resulting in live births. The number represents the doubling of success in the last decade, partly thanks to Israeli law supporting free IVF for two live babies.

Technologically Speaking

13 Iyyar 5772 – May 4, 2012
I watch in wonder as four teenagers grab chairs around a table at a local café. They seem to be friends, or at least fond acquaintances, all joining together for a ten-day Birthright tour of Israel. I watch these boys from a balcony above, and I observe that immediately upon sitting down, three of the four boys at the table proceed to reach for their laptops. The fourth boy didn’t seem to have one with him and attached himself to his friend’s laptop. They immediately logged into their Facebook accounts and spent the remainder of their meal connecting to friends in their respective countries.

Hollywood to the Holy Land (Part 2)

"Dear God," I said. "I don’t know why you have come into my life and done this great miracle for me. But I am certainly grateful, and I would like to make You happy some way in return. Tell me what You want me to do, and I will do it."

Yehareg V’al Ya’avor

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
The following is one unique halacha that is associated with arayos (forbidden relationships): Concerning most aveiros, if one is put in a predicament where he must choose between saving his life and fulfilling a mitzvah he must choose to live and transgress the mitzvah. The Gemara says that arayos are one of the three mitzvos that are yehareg v’al ya’avor (one must allow himself to be killed so as not to transgress the mitzvah), along with murder and avodah zarah.

Ometz: Too Many Rabbis Talk to IDF Soldiers

28 Nisan 5772 – April 20, 2012
Aryeh Avner, Chairman of the Ometz (Citizens for Proper Administration and Social and Judicial Justice) movement has complained to Israel's Defense Minister Ehud barak that "According to information reaching the Ometz movement, there has been an increase in the phenomenon where IDF soldiers are forced to listen to talks by rabbis on religious matters."

Chol Hamoed Survival Guide

15 Nisan 5772 – April 6, 2012
If you are anything like me, Chol Hamoed can be just the teeniest bit stressful. Okay, maybe very, very stressful. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way.

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