Study Shows Jewish Women Have High Rates of Breast Cancer Even Without Family History

A Women of the Wall prayer service. Photo: Women of the Wall. New York Times — Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who tested positive for cancer-causing genetic mutations during random...

Orthorexia: A New Eating Disorder

By Michele Herenstein The last days I spent in Denver were a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, I was leaving people who helped me feel safe. On the...

Israeli Life Expectancy Rises, But So Do Cancer Deaths

JNS.org - More Israelis die from cancer than from any other disease or cause, according to a study released Sunday by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Titled “Society...

Ohel Publishes ‘Voices Of Strength’ Journal

To mark the opening of the groundbreaking new Ohel Jaffa Family Campus and to further break down the many stigmas that exist in the community, Ohel has published the...

Pain Abounds

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center Wherever I go–the local bagel store, simchas, and even the neitz minyan at the Kotel–people ask, “Rabbi Ginzberg, how come you haven’t...

A Dairy Dilemma

Dear Basya, My question is about Shavuos. I have been sticking to a balanced food plan successfully since Pesach and I really don’t want to mess it up now. However,...

Special Hospital Accommodations At South Nassau

During a follow-up doctor’s appointment held recently, 41-year-old Chaim Shapiro was given the good news by Rajiv Datta, MD, Medical Director of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Gertrude & Louis...

My Journey

Anorexia:  The Hidden Disease By Michele Herenstein I’m a foodie. I love food. From pareve kishke in my chulent to pizza to deli roll to chocolate-chip cookies (Zomick’s large cookies are...

Methodist Hospital Welcomes Thoracic-Surgery Chief

Sebron Harrison, MD, recently joined the department of cardiothoracic surgery at New York Methodist Hospital as chief of thoracic surgery. Board-certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Harrison...

Five Towns Premier Hosts Social-Work Seminar

The Five Towns Premier at Woodmere recently hosted an informative educational seminar for close to 100 social workers from local hospitals. The dynamic Dr. Sara Gluck delivered a lecture...
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Kosher Food Lifeline Provides Food for Needy

(JTA) — A national food pantry resource center has been established to help provide nutritious kosher food to Jews in need. The Kosher Food Lifeline...

Lieberman Hopes to Bring Likud, Blue and White Into Unity Government

Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that he plans to force the Likud and Blue and White parties into a unity government,...

Jewish Co-Owner: Raptors to Visit Israel If it Wins NBA Championship

(JTA) — The Toronto Raptors are one win away from the NBA championship — and a free trip to Israel. The team’s Jewish billionaire co-owner,...

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