Jewish Journal

  • Jewish Home to launch Westside campus

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    April 2, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    After years of planning to open a senior housing facility on the city’s Westside, the Los Angeles Jewish Home will break ground April 6 on the long-awaited campus. 

    The ceremony will mark the official launch of the Jewish Home’s project to build the Gonda Healthy Aging Westside...

  • Is there a link between Parkinson’s and Ashkenazi Jews?

    by Rachel Wizenfeld

    April 2, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    It’s no secret that harmful mutations to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which increase a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer, are more common among those of Ashkenazic descent. Now researchers are investigating another gene mutation with links to Jews descending from Eastern...

  • Wayne Feinstein: Following his gut instincts

    By Elyse Glickman

    March 12, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    Benjamin Feinstein, by all accounts, was an exceptional young man. By the time he was a high school senior, his grades assured acceptance to numerous top universities. He also excelled all four years on his high school’s varsity basketball and golf teams, and had a huge and loyal...

  • Finding a cure

    by Michele Chabin

    February 13, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Israel’s reputation as a tech pioneer extends far beyond wireless technology and computer chips to the biomedical field. While some of the most ingenious treatments are being developed at Israeli universities, others are being launched by private start-up companies.  

    Here is a...

  • Israeli breast cancer survivor filling a niche

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    February 10, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    Michelle Kolath-Arbel squeezes a nipple, rolling it in her fingers with a look of mild disgust.

    This model, which Kolath-Arbel ordered from China two years ago for $50, is thick and crude and took three months to arrive in the mail.

    “It was hard, rubbery,” she said. “It looked...

  • A day to learn about women’s wellness

    by Leslee Komaiko

    February 5, 2014 | 4:10 pm

    Quick. And no using your smart phone. What is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States? If you answered breast cancer, you’re close. Indeed, breast cancer takes far too many lives each year. But it is No. 2. No. 1 is heart disease.

    Ready for another one? Chia seeds: Just...

  • Awaiting transplant, family rallies with hope

    by Quinn Russell Brown

    December 4, 2013 | 6:07 pm

    Michael Goldberg’s heart is working just fine.

    The University of Washington professor teaches a class on romantic comedies. From “Annie Hall” to “Pretty Woman,” he leads his students on a tour of film’s fondest genre.

    What Goldberg needs, however, is a new kidney, and it’s not...

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