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G’mar Hatimah Tova
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Friday, October 3, 2014

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
The Uplift Project is a community outreach program to raise awareness of breast cancer and empower women to take charge of their health. Join with our 330,000 members, supporters and associates as we decorate bras and proudly display our creations.

Helene Wecker Named 2014 Ribalow Prize Winner by Hadassah Magazine
Hadassah Magazine is pleased to announce that Helene Wecker, author of the acclaimed novel The Golem and the Jinni, is the winner of the 2014 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish fiction.

Leading Breast Cancer Expert Rejects Universal BRCA Testing of Jewish Women
Earlier this month in The New York Times, a geneticist called for ALL Jewish women to be tested by age 30 for the BRCA gene mutation which prompts risk of breast & ovarian cancer. One option for those diagnosed is to have those reproductive organs removed. Hadassah hospital's leading oncologist Prof. Tamar Peretz says that's not a good idea.

Anita Nirenberg Receives the 2014 Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Nirenberg has tirelessly dedicated her career to oncology nursing and personifies the highest level of professionalism.

South Africans Bring Gifts to Patients in Hadassah’s Pediatric Department
The presents were donated by children of the South African Jewish community.

WHAT WE'RE READING

The Woman’s Heart Attack
Until 2000, there was minimal research on women’s heart attacks bc of widespread belief women didn't have them.

‘Klinghoffer’ Protest Moves Beyond Right Wing
“The Death of Klinghoffer” is an opera about the brutal 1985 killing of a disabled Jewish man, known as a glorification of terrorism and an incitement of anti-Semitism. We just joined with the JCRC NY and several other organizations on an open letter to Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Met, to oppose the opera, slated to start October 20.

Are Changes to FMLA Eligibility on the Horizon?
Within the past year, Minnesota has expanded the use of flexible sick time to include taking care of family members; Maryland has created a state FMLA to include new parents in smaller businesses; and Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire have convened task forces to study options for paid family leave.

WATCH:Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech at the United Nations General Assembly 2014
"Israel is prepared to work with Arab partners to confront dangers and seize opportunities," he said.

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings
Ending a months-long search, the Israeli military says it has killed two Palestinian men with ties to Hamas who it believes were responsible for kidnapping and killing three Israeli teenagers early this summer.

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