By Hawken Miller
Hit game ‘The Last of Us Part II’ features Dina, a Jewish character
The Last of Us Part II, a zombie horror/survival game released last week by the game developer company Naughty Dog, sold more than four million copies within two days. It’s also one of the few blockbuster games to feature a Jewish supporting character. While Dina is not a playable character, she has a large role…
Do Jewish genetic diseases increase the risk of COVID-19?
When 26 year-old Yehuda Blonder contracted COVID-19 at a Purim party, he knew it would be bad, he just didn’t know how bad. Blonder has familial dysautonomia (FD), a rare genetic disease with an increased incidence among Jews of Ashkenazi descent. It affects involuntary motion, leading to problems with breath control, blood pressure and the…
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