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Surgeons use ROSA robot for knee surgery

Deluged By Pandemic Needs, Israeli Doctors Get Help From Unlikely Source: Robots

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By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...
Volunteers at a food distribution center in New York run by the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. (Courtesy of Met Council)

For Jews Hit Hard by the Pandemic, a New Worry — Not Having Enough...

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BY JENNIFER RICHLER In early April, a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh did something they never thought they’d ever have to do: They contacted their local kosher...
Beren Academy student Dina Kirshner and Medallion resident Marcene Goldman plant flowers

Amid Pandemic, These Young Jews and Their Elderly Friends Are Finding New Ways to...

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By Renee Ghert-Zand When the COVID-19 pandemic began, 15-year-old Samantha Renzulli immediately thought about how it would affect her elderly friends at Jewish Senior Services,...
Sheri Heller, right, embraces Sima Kirscher

This Remote Jewish Study Buddy Program Is Finding Its Moment in the COVID Era

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By Eric Berger | JTA When Sheri Heller’s husband nearly died in 2014 after doctors found that a quarter he had swallowed decades earlier had...

Eyeing an Uncertain Financial Future, Jewish Day Schools Get Creative

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Sponsored Content For nearly a month, students at Perelman Jewish Day School in suburban Philadelphia have begun each weekday online, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance,...

Here’s how US Jewish groups are helping overwhelmed health care workers

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Sponsored Content By Sara Ivry When the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across America, New Orleans artist and former paramedic Peter Seltzer decided he had a role...

As Emergencies Grow for Holocaust Survivors Amid Pandemic, Helpers Try to Keep Up

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Sponsored Content Louis was barely 2 years old in September 1939 when Nazi troops stormed into his Polish village near Krakow, rounded up the men...

Hundreds of Russian-speaking Jews gather in Vienna for unique festival

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Sponsored Content By Larry Luxner VIENNA — Few events feature both wiener schnitzel and kosher wine, songs from the classic Yiddish “Bey Mir Bist du Scheyn”...

In Texas, a Conservative Jewish Teen Helps Unite Democrats and Republicans

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What makes Hoffman really unusual is his success bringing together Democrats and Republicans in this deeply polarized political era – despite, or perhaps because of, his public identification as a political conservative.
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How to Retire to Israel

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Regardless of motivation, the key to a successful retirement in Israel is careful advance planning, as well as an open attitude toward the challenges of entering a new stage of life in a new country.