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Before I even start this column, I want to say that I am writing it well in advance of Hurricane Irma and I hope all of you (and your pets) came through safe and sound. A saying that caught my eye......

 

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I am so proud... I really am very proud of all the strides in medicine made by scientists at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev Center of Medical Innovation. That's why I write about it so often...

 

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Something to think about... I read this on Facebook. It was posted by our own ALAN ROCK: This was a line from the mouth of Thomas Jefferson: "When the speech condemns a free press, you are hearing...

 

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Oh No!... My favorite comedian of all, maybe the funniest comic of all time, has passed on. I'm talking about Jerry Lewis. Jerry Lewis was an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film...

 

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'Confronting Anti-Semitism in America"... The following (in part) is from The Huffington Post some months ago. It is very enlightening: "No one is born hating, but, tragically, some are taught to hate...

 

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Memories and pure joy... What a week of television! I laughed. I cried. I clapped. I even changed one of the MUST destinations on my bucket list from a visit to my mom's birthplace, Montreal, Canada,...

 

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Do you remember?... The following (in part) was sent to my editor from LAURENCE MORRELL and was passed on to me. (The original author is unknown). Growing up Jewish... If you are Jewish, and grew up...

 

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In Memoriam... Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin's gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of...

 

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The surge... I recently heard from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about the surge in anti-Semitism. The subject was addressed in an article written by DANIEL ELBAUM and MARC D. STERN. I pass it along...

 

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"Whoever saves a single life is as if one saves the entire world"... This magnificent saying comes from the Talmud. I received the following from the Southwest Outreach, a newsletter of the Southwest...

 

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Good for Amazon!... I received this information in the current World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: World Jewish Congress CEO ROBERT SINGER thanked Amazon CEO JEFF BEZOS for...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 7, 2017

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Good for you... I'm speaking of a New York City Subway rider, GREGORY LOCKE, who is a hero in my book because he shared his post on Facebook as a lesson for all of us. I read the following in the curr...

 

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Neo-Nazi nightmare... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along to you. Warning: It is upsetting to read but as Jews, we must keep our eyes wide open: "WJC CEO ROBERT...

 

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"This is my town"... That is the name of the newest BARRY MANILOW album. It refers to New York City, of course. (This is also my town!) Although I have been living here in Central Florida for more...

 

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(When you read this column I will still be in Chicago visiting with children and grandchildren.) Oh my aching back... I read this in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you:...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 9, 2017

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About cancer... I have written often about Israel's cancer cure breakthroughs. Here is another. I received this letter from the Weizmann Institute of Science and pass it on in part to you: "Each...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 2, 2017

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This Tibetan proverb should be shared... "The secret to living well and longer is: Eat half, Walk double, Laugh triple and love without measure." This was told to me by my friend ELIZABETH TAYLOR....

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 26, 2017

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Here we go again... The following are two sayings sent to me by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). As disturbing as they are, we have to be aware of the hate: "Wherever you see an Israeli,...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 19, 2017

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I never knew of this true hero... Tuvia Bielski (May 8, 1906-June 12, 1987) was the leader of the Bielski group, Jewish partisans who set up a camp for Jews fleeing the Holocaust during World War...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 12, 2017

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A future without cancer?... I received this letter from Tel Aviv University and will share it in part: "Imagine a future without cancer... a world where remedies exist for all breast cancers... where...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 5, 2017

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Israel's story... I received a little booklet with that title from StandWithUs. You probably can order it and many other related materials at www.standwithus.com/store This is what it says: Over...

 

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Oy vay department!... I watched an entire four hours of Nazi stories on television the other day. So much of it reminded me of Twitler... oops, I meant Hitler. Anti-Semitism all over again?... I...

 

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A sign of the times we live in... I received the following in a letter from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) written by JONATHAN GREENBLATT, CEO and national director, and I pass it along to you:...

 

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Not a kiddie movie... I'm referring to "The Zookeeper's Wife." No, it is definitely not a film comedy for children as it may sound. Rather it is the true story of a person who helped Jews escape from...

 

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More about BDS... I read this in a current issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and wanted to share it with you: "The World Jewish Congress criticized a recent decision by the city council...

 

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