Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
(JTA) — Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and biochemist, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry with Brian Kobilka, a Stanford University researcher. Lefkowitz, 61, and Kobilka, 57, won for “groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family ... of receptors: G-protein-coupled receptors,” a posting Wednesday on the website of the Nobel Prize stated. Understanding how these receptors...
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Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is preparing for another encounter with the cold, her “worst and only fear.” Rakovskaya said her hope of staying warm this winter lies with a one-time payment of approximately $3,200 that she may receive from Germany...
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Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish university president who was forced to resign after it was revealed that he didn’t properly report the abuse to authorities. Penn State student Felix Aronovich, on the other hand, represents a feel-good Jewish story surrounding the...
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CUBA (JTA) — A Cuban Foreign Ministry official rejected claims by the wife of Alan Gross that the jailed American contractor was in ill health and said Cuba was willing to negotiate his release with U.S. officials. “The state of health of Mr. Gross continues being normal and he regularly does intense physical exercises,” Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal said...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
TULSA, Oklahoma It was an unlikely place, it might seem, for both such a conference and its major sponsors. But for two days the Israel-based Haruv Institute, the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network ran a two-day gathering on child abuse for 85 child maltreat­ment professionals. The Haruv Institute, founded by the Schusterman Foundation-Israel in...
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