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10 Israeli Advances Helping Diabetics Prevent and Manage their Illness

By Abigail Klein Leichman 

Editor’s Note: November was National Diabetes Month in the U.S. and the Jewish Federation’s Maimonides Society will tackle the topic of diabetes care at its Jan. 7 brunch

While there is not yet a cure for diabetes, many Israeli researchers and …

Jewish Community Ramps Up Support in Wake of More Natural Disasters

This report was constructed with materials from JTA.

Puerto Rico’s three synagogues closed for Rosh Hashanah as Hurricane Maria pummeled the island.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 after causing widespread destruction on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica. Leaders of the…

At Thanksgiving Time, An Exercise in Mindfulness

By Cindy Sher 
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Last year, for a month before Thanksgiving I jotted down one thing for which I was grateful every night before I went to bed.

Here are some of the 30 blessings I recorded:
• A warm bed.
• Airplanes that fly me to visit my family for Thanksgivi…

Experiencing Germany Today

By Jessica Schwartz
Special to HAKOL

What do Americans think of when we hear the word “Germany?” OK, yes, obviously it’s a country; maybe it’s where our family came from. Or maybe you think of Oktoberfest, beer or Weinerschnitzel. However, for many Jewish Americans, we think: Holoca…

Every Stitch Made with Love

By Anita Hirsch
Special to HAKOL

Ilene Rubel loves to knit. She always has a knitting project she is working on. Well, she works on one, but she has others partially done and others almost done and lots of brand new skeins ready for projects. Ilene started knitting more complicated patterns…