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A disease of silence? Social stigma and schizophrenia

Henry Lane

15 hours ago

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Schizophrenia is one of the most common health conditions yet it is also one of the most misunderstood, a knowledge gap that leads to a very stereotyped view of the disease. For example,... read on

  • Growing Old With Dignity: What The Torah Says

    by J.T. Ripton

    1 day ago

    Until the most recent decades in history, age was a gift. Those who lived to a ripe age were revered for their wisdom, and considered a great blessing to society. Though times have changed, what God said about advancing in years is still just as relevant as it ever was. The Torah... read on

  • Rabbis to L.A. County: Fund healthcare for undocumented immigrants

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    One day after the open-enrollment period for Obamacare health care exchanges ended, Temple Isaiah’s Rabbi Dara Frimmer was among those calling for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to live up to a promise it made to those people — many of them undocumented immigrants —... read on

  • Las Vegas ‘Agunah’ protest targets man who remarries without Jewish divorce

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2014 | 1:51 am

    Hurrying by the parking lot at the Lakeside Event Center in Las Vegas, Israel Meir Kin and his bride-to-be, Daniela Barbosa, avoided eye contact with a group of about 30 demonstrators who had been waiting for them. Dressed for the occasion in a suit and a wedding gown,... read on

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  • Madonna Dressed as Game of Thrones’s Daenerys Targaryen for Purim

    March 17, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Happy (belated) Purim! The reigning Queen of pop, Madonna (whose Jewish name is actually a tribute to Purim's heroine, Queen Esther) dressed-up as Game of Thrones'  Daenerys Targaryen. The photo, which was posted on Madge's instagram, had the caption "All Hail All Queens!"

  • Moms of Jonah Hill and Adam Levine help White House sell insurance [video]

    By Ryan Torok

    March 14, 2014 | 4:39 pm

    The Obama administration is hoping that a video that plays on the stereotype of the overbearing Jewish mother will convince young people, including Millennial Jews, to sign up for health insurance. A charming new video that is currently on the White House's website features actor... read on

  • Adam Lambert to fill Freddie Mercury’s shoes on Queen tour

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    March 6, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Singer Adam Lambert – who's mother is Jewish – will be will playing the role of Freddie Mercury during Queen's upcoming summer arena tour.

    Lambert was a hugely popular contestant on American Idol and has been doing mostly solo work since being eliminated from the competition. 

    He recently performed with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

    You can get a taste of the tour here:

  • New ‘South Park’ video game let’s you play as ‘The Jew’ [Video]

    Jewish Journal

    March 4, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Well, everyone, the moment you have waited your entire life for is finally here: You can now choose "The Jew" as a video game hero.

    Sure your name is automatically set to "douchebag" and you are in a world called "KKK" – but you still get to be a kippah-wearing badass wielding a  Jewish staff.

    The from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone through video game company Ubisoft was released March 4.

    Here is a video of the gameplay preview:

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