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Efforts Initiated to Conduct First FDA Phase I Trial for ALS

April Rudin | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
April Rudin

Although designated an "orphan disease" because it affects less than 200,000 Americans, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) saw millions of benefactors stand tall last year to douse themselves with ice water in support of a cure. The numbers were staggering.

The Crucial Compassion of Medical Marijuana in NY State

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.29.2016 | New York
Bill_Robinson

Many Americans are against the legalization of marijuana for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps they're parents worried about their children. Whatever. We all understand these concerns, or should.

One Night in Katmandu

Nevo I. Shinaar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Nevo I. Shinaar

For Passover is not merely a celebration of the triumphant emancipation of the Hebrew slaves of old, it is also a time for contemplation of the basic human phenomena that seem to recur time and time again throughout history.

Liars For Yahweh! How the Tikun Olam Charter School Got a $600,000 Federal Grant

Chris Rodda | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Chris Rodda

How does a charter school whose multiple applications have been riddled with lies and misrepresentations and has been rejected three times by a state education department get approved for a $600,000 grant from the federal government?

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

NYC Marathon 2009: Running Rabbis Race For Charity

The Jewish Exponent | Fredda Sacharow | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In their day jobs, they deliver sermons, chant Kabbalat Shabbat services, teach Hebrew school, cram for rabbinical-school exams, and conduct funerals ...