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An amazing letter from the Israel/Gaza/Egyptian border
Date: 12/29/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Eighth Light
The eighth day of Hanukkah is called Zot Hanukkah-This isHanukkah. One explanation is that the Torah reading for the daybegins with the words "This is Hanukkat Ha'mizbeach, the dedicationof the altar. Date: 12/28/2011

Gender Discrimination Statement from Marcie Natan
Date: 12/27/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Seventh Light
In Jewish communities of Morocco and Tunisia, the 7th night of Hanukkah was celebrated as "Hag haBanot" the holiday of girls or daughters. It was a custom to have a women's feast, to tell stories of heroic women and for young men to give their finaces gifts. Date: 12/26/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Sixth Light
Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower together with Moira and Jim Taubenfeld. Moira is the President of Puerto Rico Hadassah, and the family is celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ben in Israel tomorrow. Date: 12/25/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Fourth & Fifth Light
Which blessing do you say first? The rule in Judaism is that the blessing you say more often comes first. Hence you might think that you say the blessing over the Shabbat candles before the Hanukkah blessings. Date: 12/24/2011

An Important Message From The National President Marcie Natan
You may have heard allegations that Hadassah Medical Center, owned by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of American (HWZOA), was late on payments to some of its suppliers. There is actually LESS to this story than has been alleged. Without context, these allegations are meaningless. It is a basic reality of operating a business that when one entity that owes another fails to fulfill its financial obligations, the second entity struggles in consequence to pay its own bills on time. Date: 12/23/2011

Hadassah Thanks Ambassador Killion
Hadassah thanks U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) David Killion for his actions opposing anti-Semitism. Date: 12/23/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: 5772 Hanukkah 4-5 2011
Date: 12/23/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Third Light
Third Light—Foreign Ministry expert Raphael Singer was explaining the complexities of dealing with Iran, an enemy that funds assaults on Israel's legitimacy, attacks through proxies, and poses a nuclear threat to Israel and the world. Date: 12/22/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Date: 12/21/2011

Ruth Gruber & Hadassah: 100 Years Young
A standing room-only crowd of Hadassah members, Associates and friends attended a screening of the documentary “Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber” and heard from Ruth herself following the film. Date: 12/20/2011

International Human Rights Day
Tomorrow, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. Israel is consistently and unfairly criticized for its record on human rights, most often by countries with their own egregious human rights violations. Join fellow Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters by honoring International Human Rights Day and celebrating Israel’s example as a beacon for human rights in the Middle East and around the world. Date: 12/9/2011

Hadassah Medical Organization Mourns Two Exceptional Colleagues
Two recent deaths have affected the staff at Hadassah Medical Organization. Arik Zukert, Director of R&D since 1994, died December 6 at home after a long and heroic fight against cancer. Dr. Ido Yatsiv, 57, Director of Hadassah's Pediatric Intensive Care unit, died December 3 as a result of massive internal bleeding following surgery. Date: 12/8/2011

Jewish students to volunteer in New Orleans, Navajo Nation during winter break
High school students will participate in hands-on service projects
Jewish high school students from across the United States are once again volunteering to spend their winter vacation lending a hand toward rebuilding and community development projects. This December, Young Judaea, the premier Zionist Youth Movement, managed by Hadassah, will guide students as they experience intensive, transformative community service programs in two very different locations. Date: 12/8/2011

Israeli Specialists Trained in Groundbreaking Surgical Technique
An innovative procedure to remove cancerous tumors from the gastrointestinal tract was performed at the Hadassah University Medical Center’s Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases recently. Date: 12/6/2011

Director of Hadassah’s Pediatric ICU Dies
Dr. Ido Yatsiv, 57, director of Hadassah’s pediatric intensive care unit, died Saturday as a result of massive internal bleeding following surgery. Date: 12/5/2011

Iran Sanctions Update
On December 2, the Senate voted unanimously for sanctions targeting the Central Bank of Iran (CBI)—which is widely suspected of financing Iran's nuclear program—and banks that do business with it and the United States. Date: 12/5/2011

Howard Jacobson To Receive Harold U. Ribalow Prize
Author of The Finkler Question will receive annual literary award.
Hadassah Magazine has announced that this year’s Harold U. Ribalow Prize will be awarded to Howard Jacobson, who wrote The Finkler Question, published in 2010. Every year, Hadassah Magazine honors an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. The Finkler Question also was awarded the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Date: 12/1/2011

"Who knew I would get the chance to save someone's life?"
Last January, Mike Goldberg was on a Young Judaea Birthright trip to Israel, where he and others signed up to be bone marrow donors. Mike never thought he would be called, but In September he was notified that he was a match for a patient dying of cancer. Date: 11/30/2011

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