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  • Best place to avoid a zombie apocalypse?

    By Ryan E. Smith

    July 2, 2013 | 11:36 am

    Max Brooks, son of the comedian behind “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers,” is convinced that Jews are uniquely positioned to face a zombie apocalypse. And he’s not joking.

    “Gentiles don’t understand how truly dangerous the world is. Jews do. It’s part of our national culture,”...

  • Swine flu hits Israel

    January 6, 2011 | 10:44 am

    At least 14 Israelis are hospitalized in critical condition with swine flu, including six children.

    Three Israelis have died from the swine flu in recent weeks, including an otherwise healthy 15-year-old who died the same day that he was diagnosed, according to the Health Ministry.

    Some 8,000 Israelis have reported symptoms of the swine flu already this winter, the ministry said.

    About 15 percent of Israel’s general population and a little more than half of those in the high-risk categories have been vaccinated, The Jerusalem Post reported.

  • Israeli military officer cadets contract swine flu

    December 16, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    Some 35 cadets in a military officer’s course in Israel’s South were diagnosed with the swine flu.

    The soldiers, who were diagnosed Thursday, were described as having mild cases, according to reports. None of the soldiers required hospitalization.

    The army is continuing to inoculate soldiers against the flu.

    Israel suffered its first swine flu death, a 33-year-old Palestinian from eastern Jerusalem, last week.

  • Israel’s swine flu death toll hits 21

    September 3, 2009 | 1:21 am

    A 26-year-old man with no other medical conditions is the 21st Israeli victim of the swine flu.

    The man, who was not in a risk group for the H1N1 virus, died Wednesday.

    The 19th and 20th Israeli deaths related to the swine flu were a 50-year-old man with pre-existing conditions on Tuesday and an 88-year-old woman with other illnesses on Monday.

  • Flu cases down at Hess Kramer

    By Laura Stampler

    September 2, 2009 | 9:02 pm

    Camp Hess Kramer, like other sleep-away camps this summer, sent home children with influenza-like symptoms during its first session. But no children were sent home from the camp after July 15, the start of its second session.

    The reason could lie in a new product Hess Kramer began...

  • Local Jewish Camps Face Down Swine Flu

    June 30, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    More than 40 campers and counselors from Jewish summer camps in Southern California have been sent home with flu-like symptoms. As of June 29, there have been several cases of Influenza A, which are currently being tested by the California Health Department to determine if they are...

  • At least 10 teens contract swine flu during ‘Birthright Israel’ trip

    June 17, 2009 | 7:57 pm

    Around a dozen participants on a ‘Birthright Israel’ trip contracted swine flu during their tour of Israel and were put under quarantine, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

    The teens reportedly infected 18 Israel Defense Forces troops who participated in the trip with them.  Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Making swine flu kosher:A sympton of the disease of Israeli politics

    April 30, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    :On what must have been a slow day at the Knesset, the de facto head of the Health Ministry, MK Yakov Litzman, stated Monday that swine flu would be from here on in referred to as “Mexico Flu,” as pork is non-kosher and considered unclean under Jewish law.

  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.