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Friday, August 15, 2014

Families Waiting out Conflict at Hadassah Neurim Youth Village
Gaza literally begins where their fields end. And that’s why these members of Israel’s Kibbutz Nahal Oz say they are not going home anytime soon.

WATCH: Women Making an Impact
Watch how our members are leading the way on the causes important to us.

Terror Attack Survivor Gives Birth to Baby Boy at Hadassah's Hospital
Adi Hudja Peretz, who almost lost her life in a terror attack 13 years ago, has delivered a healthy baby boy at Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem.

Wounded Paratrooper Prepares to Return Home from Hadassah
Oron had been in a fire fight with a group of terrorists in Gaza when he felt something hit him, but he kept on fighting. It was only later that he noticed all the blood.

Graduates of Hadassah Neurim's Heavy Machinery Program are Saving Lives
During Operation Protective Edge, bulldozers played a critical role in destroying the tunnels dug by Hamas to infiltrate Israel. Among the heroes in this effort were graduates of Hadassah Neurim's Heavy Machinery program, which prepares its students to become drivers for military actions and rescue.

Hadassah Fellow: How Yoga Can Heal Trauma
Life is an investment; and an investment in a speculative enterprise may reap high payoffs. But I believe the best returns come from investments in people, not products.

New Members of the Month
Give a welcome to the newest Members of the Month!

hCoast to Coast: read about chapter events from around the country

WHAT WE'RE READING

NY Governor Cuomo, Visiting Israel, Joins Growing U.S. List
On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, who has resolutely avoided anything resembling the résumé-burnishing travel of a presidential hopeful, arrived here for a state visit that included a stop at the Western Wall.

Benjamin Netanyahu Will Not Cooperate With U.N. War Crimes Investigation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated he will not cooperate with a United Nations commission investigating Israel’s conduct during its war in Gaza.

Exodus: Why Europe's Jews Are Fleeing Once Again
France has suffered the worst violence, but anti-Semitism is spiking across Europe, fuelled by the war in Gaza.

Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

Israel-Gaza conflict: Garnier apologises after 'girly' care packages sent to female IDF soldiers sparks boycott threats
Beauty company Garnier has issued an apology after photos emerged of “girly” care packets containing a selection of its products sent to female Israeli soldiers.

IN PHOTOS: 108 future Israeli soldiers make aliyah
The young men and women are among 338 Jews who arrive in Israel from the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday.

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