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President Endorses Gay Synagogues

02/21/2013

President Baruch O. Bauma, head of The White House Synagogue (commonly known as The White Shul) in downtown Washington, D.C., announced today that he was in favor of gays and lesbians in his congregation being granted the same rights currently enjoyed by all other members.

Brooklyn Named Holiest Jewish City

02/21/2013

BROOKLYN—For the first time in recent history, the borough of Brooklyn, New York, has surpassed Jerusalem, Israel, as “The Holiest Jewish City on Earth,” according to the World Jewish Federation.

A Medical, And Societal, Breakthrough

Israeli Arab researcher at Weizmann Institute is helping to unlock the ‘magic’ of embryonic stem cells.

Staff Writer
10/22/2014

Jacob Hanna is a medical doctor and an assistant professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel whose team of scientists discovered a foolproof way of recreating embryonic stem cells in a laboratory.

“Unfortunately,” says Jacob Hanna, “minorities here have problems in trying to reach the top.”  Courtesy of Weizmann Institute

Israelis Growing Hungry For Vegan Diet

Issues of animal treatment, health benefits come together in trend.

10/22/2014

Tel Aviv — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table.

Vendors offering vegan food for sale at a festival last week in Tel Aviv.  Ben Sales

A Different Kind Of Roots Journey

How DNA testing can reveal Jewish ancestry and shed light on the Zionist narrative.

JNS
10/22/2014

When Noah Slepkov started using online genealogical tools to build a family tree, little did he know that his personal exploration might have significant implications for all of the Jewish people — including those not even aware of their Jewish roots.

The Jewish People Policy Institute presented a set of recommendations on genetic testing. Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash 90

Helping Others Cope With An Illness He Conquered

Howard Bressler’s book on coping with cancer advises patients to embrace humor, normalcy and life.

Jewish Week Correspondent
10/22/2014

During the long, often distressing month in which Howard Bressler was confined to a hospital, anyone calling his room while he was asleep, elsewhere in the hospital or otherwise preoccupied heard a voice message modeled after the one on Moviefone.com:
“Hello, and welcome to cancer phone,” it began. “If you know the name of the cancer you would like to hear about, press 1. To choose from a list of current cancers, press 2. To find out which cancers are prevalent in your area, press 3. If you want to leave a message for Howard, please start speaking after the tone. Have a great day, and remember, bald is beautiful.”

Bressler’s daughters, Michal, left, and Daniella, adjust to their father's new look after his discharge from the hospital.

A More Definitive Breast Cancer Test?

Diagnostic screening tool that looks at immune system has its R&D center in Jerusalem.

Israel Correspondent
10/22/2014

Jerusalem —Tamar, an Israeli woman in her early 50s, is at high risk for breast cancer, but the very dense tissue in her breasts prevents the most widely used tests — mammograms and ultrasounds — from offering a definitive “all-clear.” 

Octava Pink measures cancer-specific auto-antibodies. Courtesy of Eventus Diagnostics

Healthcare October 2014

A More Definitive Breast Cancer Test?
Helping Others Cope With An Illness He Conquered
Israelis Growing Hungry For Vegan Diet

10/21/2014
Healthcare October 2014

Honeyed Glasses

Four decadent dessert wines for the New Year.

Special To The Jewish Week
09/16/2014

One of the most venerable culinary customs in Judaism is eating sweet foods on Rosh HaShanah, particularly ones flavored with honey: honey on challah, honey on apples and even honey cake. Adding a few sips (or glasses) of a honey-like dessert wine can make a wonderful supplement to the holiday meal.

The new crop of sweet kosher wines are a fitting accompaniment to holiday meals.

Tzimmes That’s Worth A Fuss

Give the saccharine side its due and turn it into a cake.

Special To The Jewish Week
09/16/2014

This is the next installment of our new series “The Remix,” in which we gently tweak the more challenging dishes in the Jewish culinary canon. With a little bit of love, we’re convinced we can make even these dishes delicious, even the ones that seem bizarre to the modern palate.

Let them eat … tzimmes, but as a cake, with carrots, sweet potatoes and booze-soaked raisins. Amy Kritzer/JW
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