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New Endangered Species: Israeli Sperm

By JewishJournal

May 11, 2009 | 3:40 pm

The end of Seinfeld? The Bush administration? Global warming?

All possible reasons for what you are about to read…

From HAARETZ.com:

The quality of Israeli sperm has declined alarmingly in the last decade, according to recent research conducted at Jerusalem’s Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus.

The cause for the decline is not known, but it’s believed by some researchers to be connected to the exposure of children and pregnant women to hormones and other contaminants in food and water.  Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Pope Visits Yad Vashem

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    Pope Benedict XVI visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Monday as part of his tour of Israel and the Middle East, where he lamented the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust.

    “As we stand here in silence, their cry still echoes in our hearts. It is a cry raised against every act of injustice and violence. It is a perpetual reproach against the spilling of innocent blood,” said the pope in his address. To read the full story, visit Haaretz.com.

  • Mort Sahl Missing, Then ‘Found’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 9, 2009 | 9:25 pm

    Mort Sahl, the beloved 81-year-old comedian was reported missing by his family, authorities said Saturday according to a report on a San Gabriel Tribune blog. The Claremont resident was reported missing Tuesday, according to the report. A later update said that he’s fine and “where he wants to be,” according to Claremont Police Lt. Paul Davenport, the report said.

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s political and religious right are asking in the wake of the Princeton-educated historian’s appointment to the country’s most... read on

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  • Blogging from AIPAC: Times Change, the Cause Remains

    By  Larry Greenfield

    May 3, 2009 | 1:04 pm

    Larry Greenfield is vice president and fellow in American Studies at The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship & Political Philosophy


    I started attending AIPAC national policy conferences while a law student in Washington, D.C. I had little money, and with minimual... read on

  • Making swine flu kosher:A sympton of the disease of Israeli politics

    April 30, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    :On what must have been a slow day at the Knesset, the de facto head of the Health Ministry, MK Yakov Litzman, stated Monday that swine flu would be from here on in referred to as “Mexico Flu,” as pork is non-kosher and considered unclean under Jewish law.

    ... read on
  • Restaurant Grades: E for Effort

    By Joel Chasnoff

    April 30, 2009 | 12:52 pm

    I see these signs in the window of every L.A. eatery, and I have to ask: are these straight grades, or do they grade on the curve? For example, if Mike’s Pizza Shack has an “A” in the window, can I be certain they passed at least 90% of the cleanliness tests, or is it possible... read on

  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.

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