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Israeli Vows to ‘Bike for the Fight’ Against Cancer

A new initiative – Bike for the Fight – will raise money for the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), a North American organization funding grants to top Israeli cancer researchers and scientific institutions, by biking for three months across the United States.

Israel Ranked 19th Most Competitive Economy in the World

Israel ranked one spot behind the United Kingdom, and ahead of economic powerhouses China (23rd), Japan (27th), and France (29th). It also retained its position as the world's top investor in research and development for the third year in a row.

Diagnosing Mental Illness: How DSM-5 Will Change the Rules

Mental health specialists tend to speak about their patients according to a classification referred to as the DSM, which stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This classification system was first published in 1952 by the American Psychiatric Association as a method to classify mental disorders and develop a statistical baseline through which disorders can be understood, studied and treated. It is not the only classification system available.

Intel and Israeli Universities Team Up To Create “Human Brain” Applications

The IntelCollaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence, the Technion Institute in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will team up to research technology that “learns” about the user, imitating the human brain.

Going Beyond the Medical Norm

For many American Jewish students who want to study medicine, studying at the Technion American Medical School in Haifa is an attractive option.

Israeli IVF Success Doubles in Decade

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.

Shaare Zedek Celebrates 200th PGD-IVF Birth

"Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:28) says God in his first command to humanity. Thanks to the vision and donations of Rabbi David and Anita Fuld, Shaarei Tzedek is the world leader in helping families who would otherwise never even dream of having healthy children.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

Boys will be boys… but what of the bullies?

The Rabbi Who Made Beit She’an Part of Israel

The borders of Israel are today under dispute, but that was also true 700 years ago. When Estori Ha-Parchi (Ishtori Haparchi), a Spanish-French scholar, came...

Israeli-Based “DogTV” For Dogs At Home Alone

The new made-in-Israel US cable channel, DogTV, is scientifically designed to make dogs happy when they’re left at home alone, according to Israel21C.

Please – Take Our Jews

What made the deportation of more than 80,000 Jews from Slovakia during World War II unique? It was this striking fact: In contrast with other countries, the Slovak government actually appealed to the Germans to enact deportation.

Visiting Disney World with a Special Needs Child

Traveling to Disney World with your kids? If you are a typical Jewish family, there are concerns about the availability of kosher food, events that take place on Shabbos that you may have to schedule around, and the availability of a minyan. Traveling with a special needs child creates an added level of complexity.

Survey: Big Upswing in Religiosity in Israel

A newly-released study shows that while Israel continues to achieve major secular advances in fields such as science and technology, agriculture and economy, the populace is more religious now than ever before.

Writing A Kosher Will

Many people decide against having a last will and testament. They do not want to think about what it implies. Putting one’s head in the sand can be disastrous.

Title: The Azrielli Papers: Dimensions of Orthodox Day School Education

When Yaakov Avinu knew that he was about to move his family down to Mitzraim, his first priority was to establish a yeshiva. Ever since then, educating our young has continued to be a lifelong challenge and commitment for every Jew.

Betraying Ben-Gurion

It is ironic that Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel's only university bearing the name of the Jewish state's founding father, has become a hotbed of anti-Israel propaganda at the expense of proper scholarly endeavor.

Montel Entertains ‘Lone Soldiers’ In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show host Montel Williams couldn't do enough last week for a group of American and Canadian-born Israel Defense Forces “lone soldiers.”

Title: Stages of Spiritual Growth

For today's Jew seeking to grow spiritually, there's mussar, and then there is modern psychology. Armed with 20th century research on how behaviors develop and how humans create internal change, today's Jewish do-gooder has an arsenal of tools beyond Pirkei Avos and the mussar masters to work on problems like, say, gossiping or overeating.

An Apology To Turkey Would Distort History

The ongoing Turkish request for an Israeli apology over the killing last year of nine pro-Palestinian flotilla activists has been a major hindrance in efforts to improve Israeli-Turkish relations.

Title: Purim and the Persian Empire: A Historical, Archaeological & Geographical Perspective

Feldheim's motto, "Torah Literature of Quality," is well-suited to Purim and the Persian Empire: A Historical, Archaeological & Geographical Perspective. Written by Yeshivat Itri graduate Rabbi Yehuda Landy, this magnum opus is wonderfully prepared, informative and valuable to a wide range of readers. Landy teaches at Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim and is a certified tour guide in Israel. His credentials served his research efforts well.

Spend Quality Time Alone With Your Spouse

For my new book, Connect to Love, the Keys to Transforming Your Relationship, I studied over 500 women throughout the world, discussing with them...

Partners For Peace Or Inappropriate Interference?

The announcement of a new round of U.S.-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, set to begin Sept. 2, has been accompanied by an intense debate on whether these direct talks will achieve serious and meaningful results. While optimists hope for success, there are many complexities: borders, settlements, recognition and "identity issues" such as Jerusalem, historical narratives and refugee claims.

Title: Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion

Over 30 years ago, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum had not yet found the world of wisdom in the Torah.

Title: Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion

Over 30 years ago, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum had not yet found the world of wisdom in the Torah.

All The Troubles Of The Middle East In One Little Country

There is a country in the Middle East accused of conducting a brutal decades-long occupation. A country where a blockade causes starvation among a civilian refugee population. A country that violently cracks down on all opposition and shoots into crowds of protestors but receives substantial financial aid from the United States as an ally in the War on Terror even as it undermines our war efforts by pursuing its own agenda.

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