As people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes know all too well, their disease is caused by their own immune system’s destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Treatments exist, but there is no long-term cure.
In the town of La Grande, Ore. two children in the last three months were intent on ending their own lives. A 16-year-old girl killed herself in October and now there’s a 15-year-old boy who is not expected to live after hanging himself.
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Ellen H Ullman, MSW's insight:
Imagine a world that believes there's no place for hate!
After receiving more than 400 pages of city documents concerning Boca Raton's decision to opt out of Palm Beach County's anti-bias policy Monday, the county Human Rights Council's president said his...
Anat Hoffman, longtime crusader for the advancement of progressive Judaism in Israel and a tireless activist for the rights of women to partake in religious traditions, was arrested last month while saying the Shma prayer…...
The new tone coming out of Egypt - punctuated by President Mohammed Morsi mouthing Amen to an Imam's call for the destruction of Israel - is rattling residents of the Jewish state, who claim the Obama administration isn't taking the ratcheted...
My daughter and I are driving to the mall and I hear two voices that sound very much alike. One says, “Right turn in 200 feet”; the other one asks, “What are we doing next?” Both are flat, uninflected monotones.
Ellen H Ullman, MSW's insight:
A beautiful article by the father of a person living with cerebral palsy.
In an effort to ensure the next generation is equipped to identify and respond to anti-Semitism, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is embarking on a Centennial Year campaign to promote through education a greater awareness of one of the world's...
The author is the New Israel Fund's director of communications and the founder of Let's Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football
There’s nothing new in the abuse that opposing soccer fans inflicted on Hapoel Tel Aviv’s Toto Tamuz in Monday’s game against Beitar Jerusalem in the capital’s Teddy Stadium. The shouts of “kushi” (the “n” word), monkey calls, and throwing bananas – black players in Israeli soccer have been enduring this sort of thing ever since they began playing here. Not only foreign players, but Ethiopian Jewish immigrants like Baruch Dego get the treatment. (The Nigerian-born Tamuz was adopted by an Israeli mother at the age 2.)
What is new about this latest outpouring of filth is that Israeli soccer players were moved to rebel against it, to finally say “enough.” The Hapoel Tel Aviv team, backed by the club’s management, announced that the next time they encounter racist expressions directed at their players, they will all walk off the field.
The left once led the fight against Nazism. Now it coddles anti-Semites.
....In recent years, there has been an increased blurring of the distinction between Jew, Zionist and Israeli. Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the militant group Hezbollah, famously commented: “If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice I do not say the Israeli.”....