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by Mike Levy

August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

UCLA's holds services for students

UCLA Hillel is holding High Holy Days services on the UCLA campus that are open to Jewish college students in the Southland.

Two types of services will be offered for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. One service will be a traditional service led by Hillel's Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, accompanied by Judy Dubin Aranoff and Ruth Dubin Steinberg.

The second service will be an innovative and creative liberal service led by Rabbi Mychal Rosenbaum, UCLA Hillel's new associate director of Jewish student life. Her service will be both in Hebrew and English, using Rabbi Richard Levy's prayer book, "On Wings of Awe." Cindy Paley Aboody will serve as cantorial soloist. -- Merav Tassa, Contributing Writer

High Holy Days Dot-Com

The Jewish Theological Seminary's (JTS) Web site offers a wide variety of information and activities for the High Holy Days. Visitors to the Conservative movement's university site will find High Holy Day content ranging from scholarly articles to a downloadable coloring book. Music from JTS' cantorial school, recipes and Rosh Hashanah greeting cards are available at the site, which also offers information and activities for other Jewish holidays. The JTS holiday Web site is located at: www.learn.jtsa.edu/holidays   -- Mike Levy, Staff Writer

The High Holiday Cancer Cure?

Researchers at The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology announced the discovery of a possible new treatment for breast cancer -- pomegranate juice.

At an international conference in June, Technion scientists presented the results of two studies which showed that the juice and oils derived from pomegranates -- a symbol of the New Year --triggered apoptosis, a "self-destruct mechanism" in laboratory-grown breast cancer cells. "Pomegranates are unique in that the hormonal combinations inherent in the fruit seem to be helpful both for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer," explained Dr. Ephraim Lansky, who led the research team. Technion scientists have previously discovered powerful antioxidant effects of pomegranates. -- Mike Levy, Staff Writer

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