Going Raw, And Getting Healthy

An author and health coach, who bounced back from a mysterious auto-immune illness, offers a five-step plan to wellness.

Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Janette Hillis-Jaffe, the author of “Everyday Healing: Stand Up, Take Charge, and Get Your Health Back One Day at a Time” (New page Books), has a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, but says that most of what she really needed to know about healing, she learned when she was bedridden with a mysterious illness for six years.

Janette Hillis-Jaffe's new book.

High Anxiety Over Israel’s Pot Laws

Country trying to cut the medical marijuana red tape but problems persist.

Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Dina Stein, a 24-year-old American-Israeli with a spunky demeanor and streaked blue hair, hopes recently revised regulations to Israel’s medical marijuana program will put her on the fast track for a license to use the drug. 

Dina Stein hopes to receive a license to use medical marijuana for pain relief.  Michele Chabin/JW

Hebrew U-Cleveland Clinic In Nanomedicine Alliance


In another example of a joint U.S.-Israel partnership, leading medical research institutions in each country are teaming up to develop and market new technologies in the area of nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.

Partnering For Foods That Heal

Rutgers, Tel-Hai College team up on ‘therapeutic’ nutrition. More fiber, anyone?

Staff Writer

A patient goes to a doctor with some medical complaints. After examining the patient and determining the symptoms the physician prescribes, instead of a traditional drug, some scientifically modified food items.

Knesset member Erel Margalit announces new health initiative that joins Rutgers University and Israel’s Tel-Hai College.

When Batman’s Batcave Was A Children’s Cancer Ward

Remembering Lenny Robinson, who gave hurting kids a shot of strength.


‘Batman” died last summer.And it doesn’t matter that the recently deceased Leonard “Lenny” Robinson lived in the suburbs of Baltimore, rather than Gotham, for all of us to feel the pain of that loss. 

The late Leonard “Lenny” Robinson would dress in a Batman costume and visit pediatric wards in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C

Inside The New Breast Cancer Stats

What’s an Ashkenazi woman to do?


It’s been a busy few weeks for breast cancer. Of course, breast cancer is always busy, exerting its sneaky destruction through abnormal cell growth. But now it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the scary fact is everywhere again: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.

The North Portico of the White House is illuminated pink earlier this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breaking The Mold On Breast Cancer

An interview with noted Hadassah oncologist Dr. Tamar Peretz on genetic testing, mammograms and why the one-size-fits-all protocol no longer makes sense.

Deputy Managing Editor

Dr. Tamar Peretz is the director of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology in Jerusalem and interim director general of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem; at Hadassah, she leads the team whose genetic research and clinical studies have led to groundbreaking discoveries on BRCA1 gene mutations in the Ashkenazi community and new prevention, diagnosis and treatment approaches.

Dr. Tamar Peretz, left, with Fran Drescher at the Cancer Schmancer Women’s Health Summit in New York. Courtesy of Hadassah

Healthcare October 2015

An interview with noted Hadassah oncologist Dr. Tamar Peretz. New breast cancer stats: What’s an Ashkenazi woman to do? High anxiety over Israel’s medical marijuana laws.

Healthcare October 2015

When Vaccinations And Faith Collide

Are anti-vaxxers’ religious exemption claims grounded in actual religious laws?


As the debate on vaccination heats up again in the U.S., some “anti-vaxxers” are requesting exemptions from vaccinating their chil-dren on religious grounds. But what do their faiths, including Judaism, actually say about the issue?

A White House nurse prepares to administer the H1N1 vaccine to President Barack Obama on Dec. 20, 2009. Pete Souza/White House

The Silence Of Infertility

The physical, emotional and communal toll of not being able to have children.

Special To The Jewish Week

When we were first married, about a decade ago, we lived in New York. We did not want to wait to have children; we wanted to begin a family right away.

Rachel and Will Adler, with Joey and Emily. Courtesy of Rachel and Will Adler
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