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October 23, 2014

The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative is preparing tomorrow’s leaders

A program aimed at connecting graduate students with area Jewish nonprofits in the hopes of creating future leaders for the organizations has received a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) that amounts to nearly $100,000 over the next three years.

L.A. native, father of infant murdered in Jerusalem terror attack recovering from injuries

A native of Hancock park and now a resident of Jerusalem, Shmueli Braun, the father of the three-month old baby girl murdered on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in a Jerusalem terror attack, is now recovering from head trauma and broken ribs, according to Hillygram, an email issued daily connecting members of the Los Angeles’s Orthodox community.

Doctors strike back after anti-Israel letter in Lancet

Angered by a controversial anti-Israel letter published in late July by the respected medical journal The Lancet, doctors in North America and Europe are calling on academic publishing giant Reed Elsevier to reform its editorial policy.

Turning off the aging process

Studies in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys and even humans seem to prove that restricting calories is one of the few sure ways to combat the effects of aging.

Jews in the Anthropocene Epoch

I was at a screening last week for a new documentary on Zionism. A good-sized crowd of donors, activists and people concerned with Israel’s present and future turned out.

Survivor: Mike Popik

The SS entered Mauthausen’s overcrowded barracks 30 one night in February 1944 to punish the 120 boys, including 14-year-old Mike (Miki) Popik, who were engaged in a shoving match to avoid sleeping next to the cold, damp wall.

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