The institutions announced Friday that they will cooperate in areas including medical innovation and trauma and emergency preparedness.
A common Yiddish phrase literally means ‘I have it in the left earlock.’ Philologos investigates the idiom, which does not require knowledge of Jewish hairstyles.
American billionaire Warren Buffett is donating $10 million to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
An Israeli physician is spreading the wisdom of Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher whose approach to healthful eating has won followers across centuries.
Imagine this: you’re at your local greenmarket vegetable stall picking out a beautiful green speckled summer zucchini. Standing next to you is a man choosing his summer bounty. You begin to discuss recipes, and he explains his approach to summer vegetables. “Keep it simple,” he says, and continues to describe his plans for the zucchini he just picked up, “I’m going to slice it thinly and drizzle with good quality vinegar”.
The Kittel Collection is a series of clothing pieces that explores the different ways clothing is used as a vehicle for meaning and identity within our tradition and literature. The kittel is a simple, white, garment used as a burial shroud, and customarily worn by men on various Jewish holy days. Each month, The Sisterhood has been showcasing and exploring the meaning behind, a kittel from my collection. View images of this month’s kittel, the Dignity Kittel, after the jump.
For Dr. Rania Elkhatib, the first Israeli Arab woman to become a plastic surgeon in Israel, the job at Rambam Medical Center is a chance to be an emissary for her community. The first Israeli Arab woman to become a plastic surgeon, Dr Rania Elkhatib works at the Rambam Medical Center, the largest hospital in northern Israel. After studying medicine at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and then specializing in general surgery, the 28-year-old doctor decided to focus on plastic surgery: “… It was important to me because in our community plastic surgery isn’t very advanced and it’s not well accepted so I feel a bit like an emissary for my community, to go into this field and take it forward,” she says. Situated in Haifa, Rambam is the referral center for 11 district hospitals. Its plastic surgeons treat a number of conditions, ranging from burns, war injuries and cleft palates to breast and facial reconstruction for cancer patients. Thirty percent of doctors at Rambam are women, and the representation of Arab physicians is proportionate to the numbers in the population. While the hospital is committed to providing equal opportunities, Prof. Yehuda Ullmann, head of the plastic surgery department, stresses that doctors are chosen purely on merit: “Plastic surgery residency is the most wanted residency in medicine not just in Israel but all over the world, and she was elected not because she’s Arab, not because she’s a woman, because she is Dr. Elkhatib …