About Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

Health and Science Senior Reporter, Breaking Israel NewsBorn in New York and wanting to be a journalist since the age of 12, Judy received a bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College and a master’s degree in political science at Columbia University and came on aliya to Israel at the age of 22.Within a month, she started working as a reporter at The Jerusalem Post, where she wrote on many topics, but then specialized in health and science, which she covered for 34 years. She wrote a total of 31,000 new stories, features and columns for the paper, more articles by far than any other journalist in the world.She has received many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2015. Judy happily joined Breaking Israel News in August, 2018.
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“Ilan and Asaf touched the stars; Rona touched our hearts,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin when the tragic death of Rona Ramon at the age of 54 from pancreatic cancer was announced on Monday. Rona was the widow of Israel Air Force (IAF) Colonel Ilan Raman, who as part of the ill-fated Columbia Shuttle mission to space in 2003 died with six other astronauts when it exploded on re-entry.

Dr. Cyril B. Sherer did not make it to the proverbial 120 years of Moses, but the general practitioner in Jerusalem – who treated many tens of thousands of people in Britain, Japan, New Zealand and Israel over more than 70 years – did manage take care of patients during decades when other physicians retire to play golf and play with their grandchildren.

The most important commandment for the Jewish People besides living in the Land of Israel is the study of Torah. But numerous great sages over the millennia did not confine themselves solely to the Torah. Maimonides was a prominent physician; Hillel was a woodchopper; various Talmudic sages were tailors, farmers, cotton dealers, field laborers, builders, scribes, shoemakers, cattle raisers, silk merchants, beer brewers and even wine smellers.

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