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Cure for Cancer: Gleneara Bates

Staff Writer

First, Gleneara Bates thought she’d become a senator. She liked the idea of “arguing” on the floor of Congress. She studied political science and economics in college, and she got a law degree. Then, she went into social work here and in her native Arizona, working with children, and disseminating Sexual Health Care information to foster care agencies. “You’re working with a vulnerable population.”

Gleneara Bates

Fighting for the Jewish Soul: Yuri Foreman

Contributing Editor

For Yuri Foreman, boxing, like Judaism, is about sparking one’s inner fire.

Yuri Forman
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Yuri Foreman, boxer, rabbiForeman’s mother signed him up for boxing when he was seven because he was bullied for being Jewish. 

Luxury Homes & Investment in Israel

Bat Yam: The New Israeli Riviera; Is Israel The Promised Land For Investors? Israel’s Luxe Boom; The N.Y.-Tel Aviv ‘Shuttle’: Living In Israel, Working In The U.S.

Luxury Homes & Investment in Israel May 2014

Hoteliers Want Government Tourism Push

Foreign tourism is up, but local owners are frustrated.

Special To The Jewish Week

Despite a steady uptick in the numbers of foreign tourists visiting Israel during the first quarter of 2014, the Israel Hotel Association (IHA) has criticized the government for not allocating enough money to boost incoming tourism from the U.S. and beyond.

The outdoor pool at The Dan Tel Aviv. Courtesy of Dan Hotels

A Pilgrim’s Progress, Toward Tourism

Dutch-born TV producer left career behind to lead Christian visitors on tours of Old City walls.

Staff Writer

Jerusalem — It’s a typical weekday morning at the Jaffa Gate, a de facto center of Israeli tourism. Outside the towering gate through the Old City walls, tourists and tour guides are gathering by 8:30 for scheduled excursions. Freelance guides, Jewish and Arab, approach stragglers and ask, “Do you need a guide?”

Bart Repko leads Christian pilgrims through the ramparts of the Old City walls.  Steve Lipman/JW

A Train With Southern Exposure

Negev tourism now an easy rail ride from the rest of Israel’s treasures.


Past the Gaza Strip, toward the rocket-battered southern Israeli city of Sderot, a new rail line now connects isolated Negev communities to the larger Israeli population centers. Not surprisingly, the Sderot line also opens the gates to increased tourism in that region.

Kibbutz Dorot, about five miles east of Sderot. Jeffrey F. Barken

Tourism Among The Ruins

Israel’s archaeological legacy poised to lure a new generation of sophisticated travelers.

Travel Writer

At a construction site near the coastal city of Ashkelon recently, workers dug up something most unusual: a 72-foot-high Byzantine temple.

Artist rendering of the new Schottenstein archaeology campus. Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority

Israel Travel May 2014

Tourism Among The Ruins; A Train With Southern Exposure; A Pilgrim’s Progress; Toward Tourism

Israel Travel May 2014

Lessening The ‘Illness Burden’

Palliative care: not just for end-of-life situations.

Special To The Jewish Week

During the past 50 years, the U.S. has led an international movement in palliative care, dedicated to improving the lives of patients with painful or debilitating illnesses such as heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), cancer, HIV/AIDS, cirrhosis, kidney disease and degenerative nervous system diseases like dementia.
Yet many Americans are either unfamiliar with the term “palliative care” or think it’s only part of end-of-life care.

Treating Bipolar Disorder: It Takes A Family

Director of Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center program stresses treatment not done in isolation.

Editor and Publisher

When Carol Levin first encountered Dr. Igor Galynker, a prominent psychiatrist in New York, several years ago to discuss her adult son’s ongoing mental health issues, she was uncomfortable with the doctor’s analysis. He had said that her son had been misdiagnosed and was taking the wrong medication.
Levin and her family sought treatment elsewhere for her son, who has bipolar disorder.

Dr. Igor Galynker combines teaching, research and practice in addressing bipolar disorder.
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