Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
A week after product distributors showed off an Israeli device that helps paralyzed patients walk at an academic reception, the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce honored Moss Rehabilitation director Alberto Esquenazi for using the product in clinical trials. The ReWalk, a motorized exoskeleton that enables wheelchair users with permanent lower-limb disabilities to stand, walk and climb stairs, received FDA approval for...
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The Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism may lack color, eye-popping graphics or gripping storytelling. But the scholarly journal is not meant to have any of those things, according to the editors.
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Why would someone who witnessed a rape decide not to call the police? Should Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno have been fired for something that happened under his watch even if he wasn't directly involved? These were the big questions posed to students at the Perelman Jewish Day School's Saligman Middle School last week as they gathered to...
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Win Htay gives a glimmer of a shy smile as she holds up a delicate, hand-crocheted yarmulke. The 28-year-old had never heard of a yarmulke until she came here four years ago, resettled by HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia as she fled political and military repression in Myanmar.
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Just outside the entrance to Mikveh Israel's sanctuary, a display case houses replicas of letters to the historic congregation from three American presidents: George Washington in 1790, Abraham Lincoln in 1862 and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who in 1940 offered congratulations on the shul's 200th anniversary. These days, though, the focus at the Old City, Sephardi congregation that sits on Independence...
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