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Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

MIAMI — It all started with a little bump on his neck. Now Jason Mendelsohn is on a mission to conquer cancer and spread the word about human papilloma virus-related cancer, or HPV.

In April, 2014, Mendelsohn was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, which turned out to be stage 4 HPV-related tonsil cancer, which had spread to two lymph nodes in his neck.

He had a radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection in which 42 lymph nodes were removed in his neck, followed by seven weeks of chemo, radiation and a feeding tube in his stomach.

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Young Jewish chef made vegan tasty — and cool

Young Jewish chef made vegan tasty — and coolNEW YORK — There’s a new eatery on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The restaurant, by CHLOE, is garnering good reviews and attracting slews of young, hip diners. Oh yes: by CHLOE is also entirely vegan and kosher. Chef Chloe Coscarelli made her national debut on the first season of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” in 2009, winning an episode of the TV competition with her three all-vegan flavors of the portable sweet treats: raspberry tir...
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Sandy Koufax: The Yom Kippur decision

Sandy Koufax: The Yom Kippur decisionWASHINGTON — Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly. That’s because the Aglers had a no-baseball-on-Shabbat rule, one cloaked in sports royalty. “It was a source of frustration as a kid, but I appreciated later what they tried to do,” said Agler, a 33-year-old radio broadcaster for the San Diego Padres who grew up in South Florida. “It goes back to Koufax making the point about that day, that it’s not for ba...
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No meat, oy! Really? Really.

No meat, oy! Really? Really. FROM ROSH HASHANAH FOODS “IT HAS long been established by the highest medical authorities that food from fruits and vegetables is far healthier and more suitable for the human organism than food made from meat,” is how Fania Lewando opens her plainly titled Vegetarian Cookbook, in an introduction, “To the Housewife: A Few Words and Practical Advice.” The term “housewife” is a give-away to readers who may have thought that this is just the newest in the recent plethora of health a...

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 September 2015 13:47 )

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Music of Dutch Jewish composers

Music of Dutch Jewish composers“Meeting the Ghosts: Holland and WW II,” a two-part concert and film event honoring four Dutch Jewish composers suppressed or killed in the Holocaust and Holland’s resistance efforts, takes place Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Temple Sinai. Held prior to Selichot, “Meeting the Ghosts” resurrects the music of Leo Smit, Nico Richter, Rosy Wertheim and Dick Kattenburg in concert.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:06 )

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Israeli teenage mom says assaulted at school for breastfeeding

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A teenage mother who recently immigrated to Israel said a religious Jewish woman assaulted her amid harassment at a municipal building because she had breastfed her baby there. The alle... [Link]

Citing own exclusion, London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — London’s newly-elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a Muslim Labour politician who won the May... [Link]

State Dept.: Coalition deal ‘raises legitimate questions’ on Israel’s path

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — In a first official statement to the coalition pact signed between Likud and the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, a State Department spokesperson said this “raises legitimate questio... [Link]

Interfaith couple files complaint against Illinois hotel owner who refused to host wedding

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Wisconsin couple filed a discrimination charge against an Illinois hotel owner who allegedly refused to host their interfaith wedding because it was not religious. Alexandra Katzman and Jo... [Link]

People keep asking New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz if he’s Jewish

Gabe Friedman Is New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz Jewish? It was a question fans were asking themselves last season during the team’s run to the World Series. Despite his surname, which is a syllable away f... [Link]

French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – A French court of appeals ordered the re-incarceration of a terror suspect who had been released to house arrest while standing trial for the killing of four Jews in 1980. The Paris Court of... [Link]

Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Museum of the Jewish People

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated a new wing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv. The new wing, spanning 25,000 square feet, is one of the products o... [Link]

Prosecutors finish arguments in NJ synagogue firebombing trial

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Prosecutors completed their arguments in the case against one of two New Jersey men accused of vandalizing and firebombing synagogues and a rabbi’s home in 2012. The Associated Pr... [Link]

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