Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
These women did -- and their lives changed forever
By:
Nan Myers, JE Feature
Woman plans and God laughs. You meet someone, fall in love and then ... well, despite the above twist on a Jewish proverb, sometimes you actually can get what you hoped for. Of course, in order to even meet someone, you have to be in the right place physically, emotionally and mentally. The lives of the Jewish women whose stories...
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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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By:
Ann Rappoport, JE Feature
Dan Gottlieb described it as "the most excruciating pain" he'd ever felt. He wasn't referring to the physical agony of his broken neck, or to the terrible brace that kept his head nearly locked to his chest for six months, or to the many times his devastating injuries nearly brought him to death's door. The pain Gottlieb referred to was...
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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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Barrack runs a bone-marrow search to assist a local woman
By:
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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