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Dr. Chani Yondorf Offers Uncommon OB-GYN Services Mindful of Jewish Practice

Frimi Levy, who teaches kallah classes on family purity laws and marriage advice, has referred a handful of her students to Dr. Chani Yondorf. Yondorf...

Israeli Scientist Discusses Cancer Treatment

Marcelle Machluf, the dean of biotechnology and food engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is working on an innovative cancer treatment called nanoghosts. Nanoghosts,...

Local Woman Battles to Get Special Treatment for OCD

Showering, brushing teeth, going to sleep — the daily tasks most adults do without thinking — are obstacles for Hallee Wirtshafter, a 32-year-old Jewish...

High Schooler Wins Award for HIV Research

Samuel Weissman, a Jewish 17-year-old student at Harriton High School, hopes his research on HIV might one day lead to a cure. In the meantime,...

Jefferson Hospital Opens Shabbat Pantry

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on March 4 cut the ribbon on a new Shabbat pantry. The pantry will allow Jewish patients and their families to...

Waiting on Transplants a Frustrating Experience

Eleven years ago, Judy Creed donated a kidney to her son, Jonah Selber. She puts it as casually and plainly as that. Asked about her...

Beef Bone Broth: Healthy and Versatile

Bone broth seems to be having its 15 minutes of fame these days. The name — bone broth — refers to a long-simmered concoction of...

‘93Queen’ Follows Chasidic Women EMS Group

93Queen is the story of women’s empowerment in a place you’d least expect it. That’s how first-time director Paula Eiselt introduced the documentary at a...
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If/Then Statements and Their Lasting Impact

Very often in life, we set stipulations for ourselves before we can or will begin a new task, hobby, challenge or endeavor. Are these...

Jewish Federation Hosts Hunger Summit

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is teaming up with Hazon Philadelphia on Nov. 11 to host “Hungry for Change: American and Israeli Strategies...