Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Only a fraction of children who are stung by insects and exhibit moderate to severe symptoms of an allergic reaction receive treatment at a hospital, according to a new study headed up by an Israeli physician. The study, titled "Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings: Results From a National Survey of 10,000 Junior High School Children in Israel," also highlights the...
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‘Going for the fences’ takes on a new meaning
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Courtesy of the Jewish National Fund
Get your peanuts! Get your popcorn! Get your … falafel? It's a long way to go for a baseball game, but then, where more natural a place than Israel to watch an umpire mediate a dispute over turf? In a groundbreaking effort to bring the joys of America's pastime to Israel, the Jewish National Fund has partnered with the Israel...
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While walking through a South Florida flea market with his longtime wife, Judith, several years ago, Johanan Zelikovsky, 86, noticed an ambulance marked with Hebrew and English lettering. After some inquiry, the Zelikovskys realized that the vehicle was set to be donated to Israel. Since the couple lived there before immigrating to the United States in the 1950s, they both...
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The compelling voices of the Israeli Choir - somber, yet somehow, also projecting a childlike innocence and even hope - reverberated throughout Beth Sholom Congregation's sanctuary. At their most basic level, the Hebrew words conveyed a powerful connection to the State of Israel, as well as the losses the young country has had to bear throughout its 58-year history. More...
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Spring in the Jewish state, while glorious, has its fair share of gloomy days. First comes Yom Hashaoh, recognizing World War II and the Holocaust, and so many Jewish lives lost. Then comes Yom Hazikaron, recognizing Israel's many wars, and so many Jewish lives lost. Such sadness is prevalent as (at right) Maj.-Gen. Dan Halutz, Israel's chief of staff, places...
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