Gather the News – Jewish News – 8/15/11

Let’s do some Gathering…

  • Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Melanie Laurent, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Rachel Weisz, just to name a few…. Is Hollywood converting?
  • Hebrew University researchers discover biomarkers that predict the likelihood of developing brain tumors and introduce a new treatment method for brain cancer.
  • The research is prospering at Tel Aviv University as well, where two university scientists invent a personal sensor that can detect the presence of date rape drugs in your drink.[1]
  • Intensive group therapy sessions combined with sightseeing tours in New York is one Israeli group’s method for helping Israeli soldiers move past traumatic wartime experiences.
  • And Hillel will set up its own tents as well at 20 campuses across the U.S. this fall as part of an initiative, Talk Israel, to discuss Israel and Middles East issues.

Candace Mittel is a GTJ summer associate


[1] Approximately 200,000 women were raped in the U.S. with the aid of date rape drugs in 2007 alone.

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