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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...

  • Israeli researchers grow marijuana without a high

    July 3, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Israeli researchers say they have developed a cannabis plant that gives no high.

    The research firm, called Tikun Olam, operates a marijuana plantation in northern Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post. Medical marijuana has been legal in Israel since 1993, though its recreational...

  • Israeli scientists invent marijuana ‘without the high’

    June 3, 2012 | 12:09 am

    Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn’t get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

    According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but...

  • Months later, Jewish groups and Israel are helping a tsunami-devastated Japan

    May 23, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    In northeastern Japan, the area hardest hit by the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, a team of Israeli post-trauma experts guided local teachers and officials through their lingering pain.

    One kindergarten teacher broke down in tears as she related how another teacher saw...

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  • Professional-Lay Relations Need Examining

    By Gary Wexler

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When people query me as to who our clients are, if the person is Jewish, I often answer, "Half our clients are Jewish organizations. And the other half are people who treat us really nicely."

    Almost always people laugh at the response. Once, however, at a Jewish event in San...

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