Even through Christian evangelicals around the world today tend to support Israel and support its right to exist, know that Jesus was born Jewish and believe in the Hebrew Bible, the Jewish-Christian relationship over the millennia has been fraught with conflict – and the Jews were always victims on the receiving side.
Ben Gurion University
Unknown to us all, there is a battle raging constantly in our bodies every minute. Our immune system – consisting of macrophages, neutrophils, dendritic cells, natural-killer cells, neutrophils, mast cells, basophils and B cells in the blood – is a biological machine aimed at protecting us from invaders.
With the universe so vast, it is clear that mankind will not be able to visit – or even photograph – more than an infinitesimal part of it. Yet researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba have now have developed a satellite imaging system that they say is about to revolutionize photography from… Read more »
Type-2 diabetics develop their chronic metabolic disease – in most cases – from being overweight and even morbidly obese, eating junk food and leading a sedentary life. Until recently it was thought to be irreversible but manageable by taking medications and/or injecting insulin, exercising and observing a restricted, healthful diet.
The Bible is not shy about discussing unmentionable, unpleasant and embarrassing subjects, even what to do with human excrement. Strict rules of Jewish law address all aspects of everyday life including public sanitation and personal hygiene. These rules are very important in Jewish practices, demanding a high standard of public health required of leaders as well as the individual.
Measles – the highly contagious viral disease caused that affects 20 million people and kills about 75,000 per year, mostly in developing countries in Africa and Asia – is a good candidate for eradication. There is an excellent, very effective vaccine, and unlike influenza and other infectious diseases, it does not occur in animals.
Israeli researchers and even ndergraduates are working hard to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone and Lou Gehrig’s disease for the New York Yankee baseball hero who was felled 12 days before his 38th birthday by the debilitating and fatal neurodegenerative disorder.
After the Children of Israel were delivered from the hands of the ancient Egyptians at the Sea of Reeds and complained that the water was too bitter to drink, the prophet Moshe threw a piece of wood into it, making it sweet. Today, there is a cornucopia of sugar, honey, corn and date syrup and… Read more »