IVF With PGD: Messengers of Geulah

By Rabbi Shay Schachter “I am most proud of being a direct descendant of the Ba’al Shem Tov,” were the words of the highly accomplished Professor Gheona M. Altarescu. Altarescu is...

500 Doctors Who Serve Orthodox Communities Back Vaccinations

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Some 500 doctors who serve Jewish communities across North America have signed on to a letter calling on all children and healthy adults to be...

39 Measles Cases in Detroit Area Linked to Haredi Fundraiser

(JTA) — The number of people who have contracted measles in the Detroit area because of contact with a haredi Orthodox fundraiser has more than doubled in the past...

Measles Outbreak Leads to Concern, Closures in Jewish Areas

In response to a measles outbreak that was traced to an unvaccinated child contracting the disease while visiting Israel, causing New York City to declare a public health emergency this...

PUAH Presents: Our Fertility Journeys

Nothing's More Healing Than Hope Leah relates: I was still a giddy newlywed, just one month married and on top of the world, when that world came crashing down. I...

Rabbinical Alliance of America: Vaccination Is Pikuach Nefesh

By Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt There is a small, yet very vocal and influential group of “anti-vaxxers” living in our heimishe communities. While I am not questioning their love for their...

NYC to Williamsburg Yeshivas: Vaccinate or Face Closure

Amid a measles outbreak that first began when an unvaccinated child got the disease while visiting Israel, New York City has told yeshivas in the Brooklyn section of Williamsburg that...

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak in Williamsburg

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday over the measles outbreak in Brooklyn’s haredi Orthodox community. De Blasio ordered...

Judge Lifts Measles Emergency Order in Rockland County

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A New York state judge lifted the state of emergency imposed by Rockland County that would have barred minors not vaccinated against the measles from public...

Jewish Addiction Group Gearing Up For 75th Retreat in May

  By Chaye Kohl In 1979, a small group of Jews, honest about the concerns they faced with addiction, founded and fostered the growth of a self-help organization. They wanted to...
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