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    Eliminating tinder for Tay-Sachs, 18 others

    Dec 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Dor Yeshorim now offers genetic testing to help eliminate chance that two Ashkenazi carriers of same genetic disease will have a relationship which ultimately bears a child with a fatal or debilitating genetic disorder. They do genetic screening, assign ID numbers that correspond to client data, and potential partners exchange ID numbers and dial an automated hotline to check genetic compatibility. One call that almost always determines if a relationship will move forward or end.
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    Million-dollar ‘Chocolate Bar' campaign working

    Dec 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Fundraising campaign by Los Angeles Jewish day school first-graders to help find cure for rare genetic disease passes the $1-mil mark, with donations streaming in from all 50 states and 60 countries across the globe.
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    Stabbing terror tut gone viral on social media

    Dec 29, 2014 2 Comments
    Palestinian social media networks are showing a video, uploaded on Sat Dec 27, which shows two masked men in black wearing black-and-white checkered keffiyehs present demonstrations on proper stabbing techniques and quickly walking away. At the end, in Arabic writing, the video says: “What are you waiting for? Rise up and stab.” Jewish Report has posted this video so users can see and understand what type of content is being distributed within the Palestinian Authority and Gaza.
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    Quick action saves Palestinian baby at border

    Dec 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Israeli MDA paramedics and the IDF saved the life of a Palestinian baby who collapsed at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan on Shabbos. The six-month old baby had a pre-existing condition and suffered a heart-attack at the border post.
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    Parsha Vayyechi - moulding your own destiny

    Dec 29, 2014 2 Comments
    Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple writes: “On his death bed Jacob wants to reveal the future to his children – "Gather and let me tell you what will befall you at the end of days" - but God prevents this from happening (Rashi on Gen. 49:1).”
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    More Arab states ban new Exodus movie

    Dec 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Several more Arab countries have followed Morocco and then Egypt, which banned the release of the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Egypt on Friday barred what its culture minister called a “Zionist film”, adding that it “gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies, and that’s why we have decided to ban it,” Egypt's Culture Minister Gaber Asfour told the French news agency AFP.
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