Where Zionism and medicine meet, cancer kids get their wish, 10,000 immigrants in one month, and much more!
By Michael Ordman
THE JEWISH STATE
Where Zionism and medicine meet
At the Medics Conference in New York, Nefesh b’Nefesh were matchmaking Israeli medical professionals with medics and their families who want to make Aliyah. They get their diplomas authorized and have interviews for positions at Israeli medical centers.
10,000 immigrants in one month
Sasha from Kharkiv, Ukraine, was the 10,000th new immigrant to Israel from the former Soviet Union (Ukraine, Russia and Belarus) in the last month. Dr Katia Kirplok was the 5,000th new immigrant from Ukraine.
Cancer kids get their wish
A group of childhood cancer survivors, mostly from the U.S., arrived in Israel this month as part of Chai Lifeline’s “Wish at the Wall” program. The 10-day annual event was made possible by the Hartman Family Foundation.
The most moral army
Although recorded in 2015, Colonel Richard Kemp’s simple summary of how the IDF conducts itself is very timely and needs publicizing.
Ancient amulet deciphered
An ancient amulet (see here previously) has been dated to 1,200 BCE and contains the oldest Hebrew script ever found. It contains a curse and the holy name of God. It was found on Mount Ebal, where the Children of Israel issued curses in the Bible (Deut. Ch.27/28 & Joshua ch.8 v 34)
Mykola, a disabled Jewish Ukrainian refugee was reunited with his daughter in Israel. It was a small miracle as volunteers from United Hatzalah in Moldovia found Mykola on the Fast of Esther and fast-tracked his airlift to Israel, where he was met by his daughter in time to celebrate the festival of Purim.
Ukrainian “survivor” rescued
97-year-old Jenya Bernstein escaped the Nazi invasion of Ukraine and joined the Red Army. Now the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has helped her escape again from Ukraine to join her son and his family who made Aliyah just a week ago.
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