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Hadassah Combats Dramatic 86% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

The alarming 86% rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States was addressed at Hadassah’s 2017 National Assembly in St. Louis in July, announced Ellen Hershkin, national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., the nation’s largest Zionist women’s organization. In a strongly-worded Combating Anti-Semitism policy statement 2017, Hadassah: Calls on all nations and international bodies to establish…

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Israeli-led team decodes Wild Emmer wheat genome

Wild Wheat Genome Sequencing Provides “Time Tunnel” Capable of Boosting Future Food Production and Safety A global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild…

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Hadassah Surgeons Save 28-Week-Old Fetus

For the first time in Israel, an interdisciplinary team of Hadassah Medical Organization doctors performed an aortic balloon valvuoplasty in utero, a risky and delicate procedure, to save the life of a 28-week old fetus with a severe heart defect. The operation, which took place at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, widened the fetus’…

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Diamond sisters spend summer aiding Planned Parenthood

  PHOTO: Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), second from left, poses with three Planned Parenthood summer interns at in Washingtion, D.C., including Melissa Diamond of Portland (second from right).   Two Portland sisters are spending their summer on opposite sides of the country, but both are serving internships with Planned Parenthood. Melissa Diamond, the daughter…

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