Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
Israeli anthropologist studies the issue and controversies surrounding it
By:
Daphna Berman, JE Feature
What motivates a surrogate mother to carry a baby that is not genetically related to her through nine months of pregnancy, only to give the child up just moments after it's born? Elly Teman, an Israeli anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, has been researching this question -- and other issues relating to surrogacy -- for the past decade. In...
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After 40 years, Lee Ducat and her diabetes foundation mark major triumphs
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
In 1965, at the age of 9, Lee Ducat's son, Larry, was diagnosed with the most pernicious form of diabetes, Type 1, or Juvenile Diabetes, a disease in which the pancreas is unable to produce enough needed insulin on its own. Ducat, unhappy with the diagnosis, decided to become proactive, and embarked on a mission that began with the founding...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Sophie Freedman is a typical sixth-grader in many ways. She loves animals, the color pink, dissecting things in science class and making jewelry. And so, when it came time to prepare a Bat Mitzvah project, beading bracelets and then giving them to children with cancer seemed like a great idea. But for Sophie, who set up shop at the oncology...
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Barrack runs a bone-marrow search to assist a local woman
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Sandee Kline, who has acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, needs a miracle -- and she needs it now. To that end, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr earlier this month sponsored a daylong drive to find a bone-marrow match and donor for the 57-year-old wife, mother and grandmother. Word of the event spread like wildfire, and by the end...
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By:
Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Woolf and the cartoonist Charles Schultz all suffered from some form of mental illness, and come May 10, the three -- as well as other prominent historical and literary figures -- will come to life on stage in Wynnewood, courtesy of prominent actors, to discuss the struggles they faced. The performance, "Mysteries of the Mind," is part...
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