October 23, 2014 / 29th of Tishrei, 5775
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     People are dying. This is why Suzie tried to get me to stop looking at the news for a while. I used to read stories about that tsunami in Japan and I would burst into tears, thinking about all the people who lost family members. I would think about how I hate to even lose an earring, and... Read More
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    The situation was not good. Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Registry, the largest Jewish registry in the world, had over 600,000 registrants but only a small amount were of specific underrepresented minorities like Bucharian, Iraqi, Teimani and Georgian. A cancer patient stemming... Read More
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     Israeli American Interactions      A Slice of Life from the Alexander Muss High School in Israel by Eli Mansbach “Middle Middle,” screams Asif in Hebrew. We are playing the Israeli students in basketball on what is a typical night for the students who... Read More
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    Nofer Mazal works as a secretary at the Barzilai Hospital's Mammography Institute in Ashkelon. She knows her work is important but it’s hard to associate filing and answering phones with saving lives. Recently, Ms. Mazel was singled out from hundreds of secretaries doing routine work for... Read More
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    Survival mode. That’s the only way to describe it. When my daughter was out of the house, I lived normally. When she was home, it was all about getting from one minute to the next with the house, her siblings and my sanity more or less-usually less-intact. Pandemonium reigned. Every day. My... Read More
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    "Convo-Salon"...the very name conjures up images of, well, nothing. So what exactly are we doing on November 7? Read on! israel360's third convo-salon is next Wednesday night. If you're between 21-40, live in Greater Boston, like talking and loathe yelling, we’d like you to be... Read More
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    Ornah, like all of us, would tend to think that bad things happen to other people. Then she discovered that ‘others’  are people just like her. The following letter was read at the end of the closing of Ezer Mizion’s Summer Camp for Cancer Patients and their Families: Dear... Read More
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    Processes   Pop a pill and it’s all gone. It works fine for a headache but the cancer survivor can only wish that it were that easy. Even after the disease is eradicated, returning to normal life is difficult. After dealing with the nightmare of fighting a battle for his very life,... Read More
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    Don’t Lose Sight of …Your Eyes   Legally blind. A frightening phrase for the elderly man or woman desperately trying to maintain independence. The familiar contours of the furniture of 50 years of marriage become enemies-obstacles in day to day functioning in the home. The... Read More
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    Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) offers FREE 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for local college students, grad students, and young professionals. Because our trips pool local applicants only, you have a greater chance of being accepted. Registration for winter trips begins on... Read More
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