Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until...
October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am
October 11, 2012 | 10:27 am
August 8, 2011 | 10:35 am
In an unprecedented decision, an Israeli court has ruled that the eggs of a deceased woman can be harvested and donated.
The Kfar Saba Family Court on Sunday ruled in favor of the family of a 17-year-old accident victim, allowing the family to remove the eggs of their daughter and freeze them for donation to her aunt, who is infertile, Israel Hayom reported.
It is the first time that a court has allowed egg extraction from a body.
The girl’s organs were transplanted into four other people, saving their lives, Haaretz reported.
August 31, 2009 | 6:55 pm
With the Palestinian family cited in the Swedish daily Aftonbladet now denying ever claiming that their son’s organs were “stolen” by the Israeli military, maybe the lurid and grotesque accusation published by the newspaper in mid-August will disappear.
Maybe the idea of an...
October 15, 2008 | 11:08 pmWe begin with a basic Hebrew language lesson.
The blessing recited in the Sukkah -- "... le-shev ba-sukkah" -- does not mean "to sit in the sukkah." One of the most common mistakes on Sukkot happens when people enter a sukkah, stand during Kiddush and, immediately after pronouncing...
September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm
June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Shavuot, which marks the receiving of the Ten Commandments by Moses, was often referred to as the Jewish Thanksgiving or the "Feast of the First Fruits," a time when farm bounty and grains were brought to the ancient Temple. The harvest often included wheat, barley, grapes, figs,...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Sukkot is called the Jewish Thanksgiving. It offers thanks for the bountiful harvest of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Jewish families begin building their sukkah the day after Yom Kippur. These outside shelters -- decorated with Jewish New Year greeting cards, fruit and...
March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
I still remember the first year we served shemurah matzah at our seder.... It was in the early 1960s and we were living on a ranch in Topanga Canyon. We received a letter from Chabad offering us a box of shemurah matzah for our seder, no charge, all we had to do was pick it up in...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time to recall the miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago, and celebrate the discovery of the small amount of oil that burned for eight days, the amount of time needed to prepare pure oil from the local olive trees to rekindle the...