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Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebrating Israel's Independence

Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers, is April 14-15, 2013. The following day, April 15-16, is Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. The days are always linked together in recognition of the fact that Israel would not, and could not, have achieved independence without the soldiers who sacrificed their lives.

Yom Hazikaron is a somber day. All places of entertainment are closed. Twice during the day, at the sound of a siren throughout the country, everything—and everyone— stops completely for two minutes to remember and honor the soldiers.

Just after sundown, at the close of Memorial Day, a flag on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem is raised from half staff. The nation's President speaks and soldiers parade with flags from their branch of service. Yom Ha'atzmaut has begun. In cities and towns there are dancing, singing, picnics, hikes, and free public entertainment. Schools are closed to mark the celebration.

Read Hadassah Medical Center's Acting Director General Dr. Yuval Weiss's reflections
on these special days >>

April is National Donate Life Month!

This minute, over 117,000 people are candidates on the organ transplant waiting list, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Learn about Hadassah Medical Organization's leadership in transplantation and check out the story, "It's a Hadassah Kidney!," to discover how you, too, can save a life.


"Having visited Israel some years ago with my husband, we were both impressed by the excellent results of the country and specially with the "miracle" of turning the desert into productive fields!! With the proud people, who give their best for the betterment of their country! Just today, I got a video with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Orchestra, performing at the Hadassah Hospital and I felt the need to congratulate all of you for your dedication!! Keep up the excellent work and God Bless you all."

Dina Toulaki
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from Facebook 3/28/2013
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Hadassah Associates want to honor mothers in a meaningful way. For a donation of $36 or more to Hadassah, an elegant, personalized card will be mailed to your mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, or someone special in your life. Your donation will benefit Hadassah's lifesaving research and treatment in the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem. Donations must be received by May 1.

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Researchers Discover Gene that Compromises Respiratory System
Hadassah researchers have discovered the gene that causes primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare condition that compromises the functioning of the cilia, the minute protective hairs in the respiratory system.

Artist Creates Curtain for Ark in Hospital Tower Synagogue

HMO Names New Director for Department of Surgery

Three Generations of Hadassah Healing: A Profile

Read these stories and more in hMedicine online >>

Hadassah Advocacy

Prayer at the Western Wall
Action Alert: Pay Equity

Action Alert: Gun Violence

Houston Chapter Honors
Women of Courage

Founder of Women of Courage Debbie Levine and Child Advocate and Abduction Survivor Elizabeth Smart, who also served as the keynote speaker.

Read this story and more at hCoast-to-Coast >>


Give the Gift of Life Membership
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