The Desalination Solution

17:55 03 September in Uncategorized

Increased use of desalinated water by Israel and its neighbors will eventually translate into less water diverted from the Dead Sea. Desalination has been a goal since Israel’s early years. In 1948, soon-to-be Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion uttered what is now seen as a...

Jewish Routes | Washington, DC

16:15 10 July in Uncategorized
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Jews have had a major presence in Washington, DC, ever since young land speculator Isaac Polock arrived in 1795 and built six stately homes along present-day Pennsylvania Avenue in Foggy Bottom. These buildings would later house celebrated Americans such as President James Madison and Abraham...

20:04 09 July in Uncategorized

American Friends of Hebrew University American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization working in partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Founded by the American philanthropist, Felix M. Warburg in 1925, AFHU has been a central force in Hebrew University’s rise...

Warning Signs | BRCA

20:01 09 July in Uncategorized

Signs of a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome in a family include, but are not limited to, any family member with: • Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and breast cancer  before age 60 • Breast cancer at age 50 or younger • Breast cancer in both breasts at any age • Both...

Treatments | BRCA

19:17 09 July in Uncategorized

There are several courses of action designed to manage the increased risk of cancer in men and women who have tested positive for a harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health recommends frequent cancer screenings, such as...

Timeline | BRCA

19:11 09 July in Uncategorized

1990 Mary-Claire King of the University of California at Berkeley discovers the location of BRCA1 gene. 1994 The complete sequence of BRCA1 gene is identified, including specific mutations related to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, by a collaborative effort led by Mark Skolnick at the University of Utah...