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How Rotem Met Shelly

02/04/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It was no ordinary marriage proposal. Rotem Langer is a 31-year-old veteran of the Israeli army whose speech was affected by his injuries. “Sometimes I forget words,” says Rotem. “I didn’t want that to happen when I proposed to Shelly.”

Shelly and Rotem: He proposed by text message.

Netanyahu Vows Probe Of Self-Immolator's Circumstances

07/14/2012 - 20:00

A social justice protester who set himself on fire at a Tel Aviv demonstration is the victim of "a great and personal tragedy," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, while ordering the relevant ministries to look into the case.

Moshe Silman, 57, of Haifa, poured gasoline on his body and set himself alight Saturday night during a demonstration in Tel Aviv to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of social justice protests last summer.

Jews And Native American Tribe Share Genetic Link, Say Israeli Doctors

06/03/2012 - 20:00

(JTA) – Israeli geneticists have linked a Native American population in Colorado to Jews expelled from Spain during the Inquisition.

Geneticists at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv discovered the genetic mutation marker BRCA1 in a group of Mexican Indians who had emigrated from Mexico to the United States over the past 200 years and settled in Colorado, Haaretz reported Wednesday.

BRCA1 is found in Jews of Ashkenazi origin and leads to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancer.

Peres Undergoes Hernia Surgery After Trip Abroad

05/10/2012 - 20:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres successfully underwent surgery to treat a hernia.

Peres underwent the surgery on Friday at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer. Doctors say that the surgery was successful and that Peres is feeling well, according to Haaretz.

The hernia was discovered in Peres’ abdomen during his recent state visit to Canada.

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