Friday, August 7, 2020



Jason Alexander to Emcee Virtual Israel Cancer Research Fund Gala

Tom Brokaw, Aaron Ciechanover, Eugene Levy and Benj Pasek, join in the star-studded evening supporting Israel cancer research.

A Mother Immortalized on Film

In whom do you see yourself? A mother? A father? A sibling? What if an integral part of your identity lies in someone whom you’ve...

Cancer Survivor Returns to Compete in ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

In 2001, Ethan Zohn won $1million on “Survivor: Africa.” Nearly two decades later, he’s back for “Survivor: Winners at War,” competing against 20 other...

Efrat Roman’s Invention to Help Those Battling Breast Cancer

Israeli breast cancer survivor Efrat Roman has found a way to give back to those who are struggling with the disease with her new...

Cancer Survivor Offers Comfort to Others

Caroline Rauchwarger, 95 Caroline Rauchwarger survived bladder cancer and for the past 17 years has volunteered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (where she underwent her...

AG Barr: Anti-Semitism Is ‘Like Different Kinds of Cancer’

Attorney General William Barr said anti-Semitism is analogous to “different kinds of cancer” during his July 15 speech at the Department of Justice’s (DOJ)...

President Donald Trump is the Cancer During These Divisive Times

Editor's Note: This week's cover story was written in two parts and shares two perspectives on the topic of Donald Trump's presidency. To read the...

Donating Hair to Jewish Kids With Cancer

Watch out, Los Angeles, there are young Jewish women taking the streets by storm with their fabulous short haircuts — and they feel great...

Purpose of Life is a Good Heart

The foundation of the entire purpose of man is to have a good heart and a pure heart" -Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi Having a good...

Here Comes the Judge

Everyone hates to be judged, yet most of us do it.  Hillel wrote in “Ethics of Our Fathers”: “Do not judge your fellow, until you...

The 2019 Mensch List

For our 14th annual mensch list, we asked readers to nominate people they know who are doing extraordinary work without receiving deserving credit for...

Michele Rodri: Double Survivor

Michele Rodri is a powerhouse. The 83-year-old French Holocaust and cancer survivor spends her time engaging in philanthropy, connecting teens with survivors, sharing her...

A Woman of Unshakable Faith

Ahava Emunah Lange was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in 2012. In the years since, she has tried a vast array of treatments, ranging...

How a 23andMe Test Revealed BRCA1 Diagnosis

Encino resident Laura Osman was always curious about her ancestry. She knew that she was Jewish, but she wondered where her blond hair came...

Conservative Pundit Charles Krauthammer, 68, Dies

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime conservative pundit and staunch Israel supporter, passed away on June 21 at the age of 68. Krauthammer announced on June 8...

Carrie Beth Lutin-Scott, 60

Carrie Beth Lutin-Scott died early on March 14 as the sun was rising over the canyon outside her Pacific Palisades home, where she was...

Nancy Mishkin: A Cancer Survivor Leads the Way

In 2004, Nancy Mishkin, a professional sculptor and a philanthropist, was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was scared to death. I was certain I was...

Benjamin Heller: Cancer diagnosis throws outstanding student a curveball

AGE: 17 HIGH SCHOOL: Beverly Hills High School GOING TO: Stanford University Benjamin Heller had surgery in March to remove a sarcoma growth on his lungs. He’d...

Praying to God’s Smaller Face: Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

Parashat Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34) In this week’s Torah portion, it is written: I broke the pegs of your yoke and led you upright. (Leviticus 26:13). On...

Adam Krief, whose battle with cancer united community and attracted celebrities, dies at 32

Adam Krief, the cancer-stricken Jewish man from West Los Angeles whose search for a bone marrow transplant rallied the community and gained the notice of...

Cures for age-old problems

When it comes to the health of boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — there’s both bad news and good.

Beating health scares, Jonathan Sarna seals status as rock star Jewish historian

When Jonathan Sarna was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1999 at the age of 44, it changed his life.

Ronit Elkabetz, actress and filmmaker, dies at 51

Ronit Elkabetz, one of the great luminaries of the Israeli film industry, died Tuesday morning after a private battle with cancer. She was 51.

Alan Rickman, British actor, dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer aged 69.

After cancer, Thanksgiving will never be the same

Coping with cancer and finding gratitude

U.S. workers sue Monsanto claiming herbicide caused cancer

A U.S. farm worker and a horticultural assistant have filed lawsuits claiming Monsanto Co.\'s Roundup herbicide caused their cancers and Monsanto intentionally misled the public and regulators about the dangers of the herbicide

Goldman CEO Blankfein says has ‘highly curable’ form of cancer

Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, said on Tuesday he had a \"highly curable\" form of cancer and would be able to work mostly as normal during treatment.

Death makes life matter: Thoughts on my brother’s passing

Last February, I joined a club. It wasn’t my choice. It’s one of the worst clubs around, and if you’re not already in it, I hope you don’t become a member.

Israeli scientists make steps toward decoding human genome

Cancer charity highlights the risks of the hereditary disease among Israelis

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Jewish Veteran Who Had Democratic Party Backing Loses Tennessee Senate Primary to Progressive Activist

The progressive activist who won is an environmental activist with the Sierra Club.

Oakland A’s Bench Coach Apologizes for Making Accidental Nazi Salute

"My gesture resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I absolutely do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”

USC Student Who Launched Impeachment Campaign Against Student VP Says It Wasn’t Prompted by VP’s Zionist Views, Apologizes to Her and Jewish Community

"I want to offer my deepest apologies to Rose, and the greater Jewish community, for all the damage to her reputation, mental health, and well-being that resulted from my irresponsible wording."