September 19, 2014 / 24th of Elul, 5774
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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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    A young man marries, looking forward to long hours spent with his new wife, sharing incidents from their growing up years, planning how they will bring up their own children, lengthy sessions deciding the merits of keeping his shirts in a drawer or in the closet. The first year of... Read More
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    It's unlikely that you would think to go to The Rattlesnake Bar on Boylston for a play, but it’s just those stereotypes that Israeli Theater Company TheaterCan is breaking to bring theater into contemporary culture. The young and popular group made their American debut last night with... Read More
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       A young girl standing by the newly painted mural in Halisa, Haifa   Tova Speter, a talented artist and CJP PresenTense fellow who created the MEM Project, volunteered her skills this summer in the Haifa Arab neighborhood of Halisa to produce a meaningful mural with the... Read More
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