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  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    By Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    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...

  • Jewish parent power tools can help kids cope with the tragedy at Sandy Hook and beyond

    December 19, 2012 | 11:21 am

    There’s been a lot of talk in the news about what to say to children about the massacre at Sandy Hook.  A steady stream of experts attempting to provide some sort of parental protocol for addressing this unimaginable tragedy with our kids: Find out what our child knows before...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Can magnets help relieve Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

    October 23, 2008 | 2:52 am

    The emotional toll of war and terrorism weigh heavily on many Israelis, but researchers at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem are studying ways to help patients deal with traumatic events through a novel technique -- magnetic stimulation of the brain.

    The study involves patients...

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  • Israeli film ‘Waltz With Bashir’ has an anti-war beat

    By Tom Tugend

    October 22, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    "Waltz With Bashir" is a startling hybrid of a movie vehicle which came from behind to become Israel's entry for Oscar honors, announced last month, and may well pull another surprise when the Academy Award for best foreign-language film is announced.

    The oddly titled film...

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