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Denver's Dr. David Cohn goes to West Africa to help in fight against Ebola

Denver's Dr. David Cohn goes to West Africa to help in fight against Ebola


Let’s face the obvious — infectious diseases are pretty scary. They’re invisible, insidious, quite often deadly — sometimes on a frightening scale. No wonder that spooky TV shows and horror writers from Poe to King have made infectious diseases central components of their stories.

In the real world, every so often, we get a sobering reminder of just how dangerous they  are. Just over a year ago, one of the most virulent infectious diseases — Ebola — embarked on a lethal harvest in West Africa.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 September 2015 15:21 )

Holiday Features

Seeing red

Seeing red ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 5 JERUSALEM — The Temple Institute is working together with an Israeli cattleman to raise a Red Heifer in Israel, in strict accordance with the Biblical commandment. The project is the culmination of years of research at the Temple Institute that fuses ancient religious texts and modern science. “We’ve been working on this for decades. The Red Heifer has to be supervised and cared for in a special way since its birth. And it’s very complex,” Rabb...

In Italy, numbers up, culture up

In Italy, numbers up, culture upROME — Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apartment in the center of this city’s old Jewish ghetto. A painter who sometimes stares at the stones for inspiration, De Canino claims that they originally came from the Coliseum, and they remind him of history’s long arc. The stones have been in Rome for nearly 2,000 years. The city’s Jews have been here for longer. And neither of them, De Can...

Memories of Six Day War at Ammunition Hill

Memories of Six Day War at Ammunition HillONLY THE occasional sniffle or wiping of damp eyes could be heard over the hushed voices of the friends and families of the fallen. Dozens of families and comrades of Israeli soldiers killed in the 1967 Six Day War gathered last month on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill to mark the opening of a new hall honoring the 182 soldiers who died in the battle for Israel’s capital. Ammunition Hill, the site of some of the fiercest fighting in the Six Day War, was long neglected as a memorial site despite...
Holiday Features

Readying 1,600 tons of honey

Readying 1,600 tons of honeyJERUSALEM — Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for the upcoming Jewish New Year. A delegation of the Israeli Honey Council, which also included a three-generation family of children, parents and grandparents in the beekeeping business, presented the president with their selection of sweet goods on Sunday, August 30.
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JTA News

Border Police officer wounded in Nahariya stabbing; 43 Palestinians hurt in various skirmishes

Julie Wiener After stabbing the 37-year-old officer twice in the back near the Nahariya central bus station Friday night, the assailant fled the scene ... [Link]

From ‘Amy Winehouse sound’ creators, a funky Hanukkah anthem

Gabe Friedman Retro band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kicks off its new holiday album with “8 Days of Hanukkah” — an upbeat marriage of catchy soul music and Jewish cultural references. ... [Link]

Alan Gross: Memory of Holocaust survivor relatives got me through Cuban prison

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Alan Gross, the American Jewish government contractor who spent five years in Cuban prison, said thinking of his family members who survived the Holocaust was one of three things that helped... [Link]

8 of the coolest menorahs for this Hanukkah season

Gabe Friedman Another Hanukkah season means another chance to impress with a creative menorah choice. ... [Link]

Report: Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

Ben Harris The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of a PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported, citing three sources who either attended the meetings or were ... [Link]

The ‘Kate Middleton effect’ on synagogue fashion

Lucy Cohen Blatter Why the ornate headpieces known as fascinators are all the rage among stylish observant women. ... [Link]

Jewish disability advocate chides Trump for mocking reporter

Ron Kampeas Jay Ruderman offered to provide the Republican frontrunner with sensitivity training after he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. ... [Link]

Hasidic Jews tackle drunk man outside Australian synagogue

Ben Harris Online video shows the man screaming at a group Hasidic Jews, who pinned him to the ground after a scuffle. ... [Link]

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