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“Countless lives are being saved by the Iron Dome. Each time it is deployed, the danger to life is quite literally blown out of the sky.

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10 Tips For Mental Health

Commemorating The Memory of Raoul Wallenberg

How to choose an exceptional Therapist & how to avoid the bad ones

Decades of perseverance for Wallenberg culminate at Congressional gold medal ceremony

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The Observant Jew

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’ ll admit it. As I grew older and hopefully wiser, I also lived up to the cliché of becoming technologically impaired. While in my youth I was able to fiddle with gadgets and gizmos with the best of them, in technological terms, when it comes to the latest electronic wizardry, I’m obsolete. One daay, a womaan n at the dry cleaners was mentioning thaat she was locked out of her smartphone. I offeered to try to unlock it but after a few moments I offeered her this saage advice: “Go find a nine-yyear old aan nd ask her to do it for you.” A kid would know how to use it but I, undoubtedly due to my extensive experience with so maany types and iterations of technology, simply haave no more memory capaci c ty for it an and I freeze. I recall when my daughter and I had matching iPods. I was so proud one evening when I came home and had managed to record the shiur I attended. She looked at me encouragingly and said something to the effect of, “ I’m so proud of you,” in the tone you use with a three-year old who figured d out on his own that finger-paint doesn’t taste as good as it looks. My ten-year old had already learned to record and edit sounds, as well as play games I had no idea even existed on the thing. Again, my vast computer and technology knowledge held me back. I’m sure she wouldn’t haave been so capable on the iPod if she had had to contend with 45s and 8-track tapes in HER youth. 10

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I don’t Vox or Snaapchat, and I rarely Instagram, but I am proud that I recently installed the GPS and navigation app Waze on my phone. Of course, I could say it was because of national pride, being thaat this app (bought by Google for over $1 BILLION) was made by people in Israel, but there’s more to it. I was traveling with a business colleague and he had it on his phone. At one point he reported a stalled car on the road, (OK, it was actually a Police car with a radar gun looking for speeders, but I can’t put that in writing) instantly updating the maaps of others with this helpful information. Not only did he haave the saatisfaction of knowing that he’d done a nice thing for his fellow drivers, but the app gave him points and he can get Thank You messaages from other drivers as well! The idea of a community on the road is so appealing. As Waze says, “you’re not alone on the road.” Knowing that others are sharing your misery, as you see their little icons on the road in front of you, cruising at a leisurely 5 MPH in rush hour, somehow makes it easier to handle. Knowing that people are watching your back and will let you know of upcoming trouble is also nice, but that’s not what maade me write this. What I got to thinking about, besides for the fact that it’s not a good idea to do the Waaze reporting and staring-att-thetiny-screen thing if you’re the DRIVER, is thaat Waaze is built

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on some of the same principles that Judaism is. First of all, we’re all in it together. We don’t travel the roads alone. When I was a teenager and asked my mother why she didn’t trust my driving she said, (with the millennia-old wisdom of a Jewish mother), “I trust YOU sweetheart, it’s the other drivers I don’t trust.” Knowing that at least some of those drivers are interested in my safety and well-being is heartening, and as Jews, we care and are concerned about each other as well. The community is bigger than the individual, but each of us is important. It’s about being other-centric, focusing on helping other people, and being rewarded for it! You can get bonus points and fancy icons if you are an active member of the Waze community, something we can all take a lesson from. Giving is its own reward, but we get other rewards as well in life. I also noted that it’s really easy to report things. In a moment, you can do something, such as report an accident, which will enable someone to detour and avoid a long, frustrating wait in traffic. In life, the simplest comment may be the one that sends someone down another path. We have to ask ourselves, “Will I be sending this person down a good road or on the path to misery and regret?”

They have a built-in tool to thank people for the tips. I know my friend was all smiles when he got a Thank you for reporting the cop – I mean the “road hazard.” Lesson? It’s easy to thank someone and more appreciated than you might think. I guess I’d sum it up by saying Waze teaches us that by working together, we can make this a more pleasant trip for all of us. I’m sure there’s more to be found in this Jewish-born social navigation app, but I’ll let you travel down that path yourself. You’re already on the right track.

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Now in bookstores, The Observant Jew, a compilation of some of Rabbi Gewirtz’s best articles from years past, is receiving critical acclaim. With short, funny, insightful selections, this book is the perfect summertime companion. Look for it in your favorite Jewish Book Store or visit Feldheim.com. Jonathan Gewirtz is an inspirational writer and speaker whose work has appeared in publications around the world. He also operates JewishSpeechWriter.com, where you can order a custom-made speech for your next special occasion. Sign up for the Migdal Ohr, his weekly PDF Dvar Torah in English. E-mail info@JewishSpeechWriter.com and put Subscribe in the subject.

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Iron Dome The Humane Defensive Weapon Statement of Robert Rechnitz, Chairman of the Iron Dome Tribute*

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uring the past month, thousands of rockets and mortars have been fired by Hamas and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip, striking fear and deep anxiety into millions of Israeli civilians. This is of course far from the first time that Israel’s enemies have attempted to spread terror from the sky. On this occasion though, the Israeli public faces a barrage of rocket fire with the confidence of an additional security net, the Iron Dome technology. According to the IDF, this advanced anti-missile system has successfully destroyed 90 percent of its targets since Hamas began its barrage. With this achievement in mind, Rafael Industries is set to deliver a seventh Iron Dome battery to the IDF this week. Countless lives are being saved by the Iron Dome. Each time it is deployed, the danger to life is quite literally blown out of the sky. The project to develop the Iron Dome has been a close collaboration between Israel and the United States - Two countries for which there is no higher value than the sanctity of life. The initiative came to fruition after our friends in the US Congress, led by the late Senator Daniel Inouye fought with great commitment for its implementation. Years of energetic lobbying efforts went into the eventual funding

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continue to show that when it comes to the security of the State of Israel, the United States stands as one. Together, the United States and Israel have developed a cutting-edge antimissile system which preserves life on all sides of conflict. The Iron Dome has prevented casualties from mounting in Israel and enabled Israelis to continue their lives in relative safety, in defiance of terror. In doing so, it has slowed down the potential advance towards an escalating conflict. As a result, a fiercer

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and bloodier confrontation between Israel and Hamas is being avoided. The net result is that the lives of Palestinians in Gaza are also being spared. The Iron Dome is a weapon which both saves lives and reduces conflict. While Hamas invests in weapons designed to maximize civilian casualties, Israel and the United States have developed a weapon which minimizes suffering as much as possible. There are numerous individuals in the United States who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help make this a reality, securing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop the Iron Dome. With G-d’s help, US Congress will provide further funding this year in addition to the aid package for Israel’s defence. In recognition of these efforts, in February 2013 we were privileged to host a tribute in the Kennedy Caucus Room of Russell Senate office building in order to give thanks to the many members of Congress for their steadfast support of the Iron Dome project. It is an initiative which also has the full backing of the Obama Administration. Thanks to the success of this humane, defensive weapon, Israeli casualties have been mercifully negligible during the current unrest. Yet, the political ramifications of the Iron Dome’s outstanding performance also has a somewhat adverse impact on Israel. The virtual absence of Israeli casualties

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is all-too-often simplistically compared with the regrettable deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, the false equation cited as ‘evidence’ of Israeli culpability. Yet in reality, Hamas is using people as human shields, deliberately placing their weapons in heavily populated areas, schools and hospitals. In doing so, Hamas looks to exploit Israel’s commitment to accurately targeting military interests during its 1,500 air strikes so far, an effort which has limited the civilian death toll. Hamas encourages the deaths of its own civilians in the hope that a critical mass will be killed to spark another popular Palestinian uprising. Yet, the Iron Dome is proof that through innovative technology and shared values, it is possible to develop missiles which are a very real weapon in preserving life.

*The IRON DOME Tribute was held on February 27, 2013. It was an historic event that forged closer the everlasting U.S.-Israel alliance and recognized the United States Congress for the Iron Dome Missile Defense System. Additionally, the IRON DOME Tribute is credited with increasing support for the close bi-lateral defense and security relationship between the United States and the State of Israel.

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for Mental Health MIA ADLER OZAIR, MA, LPCC, NCC

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hen I received the call from Rabbi Dov Blaunerr, owner of Community Links magazine, I was very excited to be invited as a guest writer for this great issue on health and wellness. Rabbi Blauner had heard of my new book Insider’s Secrets: How to Choose an Exceptional Therapist (& How to Avoid the Bad Ones) and felt it would be a great way to weave in the importance of mental health. I agree! Here are ten important tips from my new book (aavailable for free download from my website www.miaadlerozair. com) about mental health and wellness:

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There are many common misconceptions about what therapy is and how to find a qualified therapist to help. By understanding the misconceptions and knowing how to overcome them you open the door to finding profeessionals who can help in your healing process.

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Unfortunately, often the stigma surrounding mental illness prevents people from getting the right help at the right time. This must stop! If you broke your leg you would go to the doctor. If you had the flu you would get medical help. So why, if you are feeling depressed or anxious or any other type of issue impacting your mental and emotional well-being, should you feel embarrassed about getting help? The answer is simple: You shouldn’t! Asking for help is a sign of strength and bravery, not weakness.

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Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicates that approximately 26.2% of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer e from a diagnosable mental illness. That is more than 1 in every 4 adults, and that does not count those who haave troubles but not to the extent of meeting a diagnosis. If you, or someone you love, are one of that 26.2%, please get help immediately and don’t waste any more time.

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Mental health issues can impact almost any aspect of a person’s life with a vast array of possible diagnosis available. Take the time to educate yourself about what types of mental illness exists and how you can prevent mental illness from progressing by getting timely help.

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How do you know if you really need some help? I like to use one week’s time as a rule of thumb. If you are noticing a change in mood or behavior that is lasting for one week or more it is wise to consult with a mental health professional.

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If you know where to look and what to ask, the process of finding an exceptional therapist does not need to be a daunting one. Most communities offer a variety of options when it comes to mental health and counseling services.

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By educating yourself on the process of therapy you can develop realistic expectations of how it may help you. Although counseling can be extremely helpful in your healing, there is no such thing as a “magic bullet” that solves all problems. Your dedication and personal commitment will be just as important as the skills of your therapist.

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Professional psychotherapy should be: healing, a process, a relief, enlightening, reflective, confidential, a challenge to old beliefs and patterns, a catalyst, action-based.

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Professional psychotherapy should never be: a personal friendship, a sexual relationship, stagnant, a “quick fix” (you may see results quickly—great! The goal is sustainable change over time for long-term impact.)

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As with anything in life, commitment and consistency are the keys to success. You are the primary factor in your health and wellness. Love yourself enough to take the necessary steps to get healthy and stay healthy!

Mia is a clinically licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. In addition to her ten-plus years of experience as a therapist, she has over 20 years of experience in the worlds of education, non-profit organizations, and public speaking. Her new book is available for free download at www. miaadlerozair.com.

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At the Reception following the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in the US Capitol with Members of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission L-R:Congressman Chaka Fattah, Rabbi Abraham Cooper - Associate Dean - Simon Wiesenthal Center, Stanley Treitel, Rabbi Yitzchok Fleisher - US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Dr. David Moskovits - President - Endowment for Democracy in Eastern Europe, Peter Rebenwurzel - Chairman - Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission, NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Ezra Friedlander - CEO - The Friedlander Group, Leon Goldenberg, Joseph B. Stamm, Rabbi Elie Abadie, Willam Nussen, Ben Hoffman, NYS Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder. Photo credit: Dov\Shmuel Lenchevsky

Commemorating the Memory of Raoul Wallenberg Decades of Perseverance for Wallenberg Culminate at Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

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uly 9th marked the 70 year anniversary to the day of Raoul Wallenberg’s arrival in Budapest in 1944 to begin a rescue mission that would result in his saving 100,000 Jewish lives. It was exactly on that day as the Congressional Gold Medal was presented to Wallenberg that culminated the final chapter of a three year long effort to honor and commemorate his memory. With the presence of the US Congress, Wallenberg Family members, Swedish government officials who gathered to honor the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, in the presence of descendants of people who had been saved by Wallenberg. His sister, Nina Lagregen, accepted the medal on his behalf. In January of 1944, the US Treasury Department with the financial support of the American Joint Distribution Committee ( JDC) established the War Refugees Board which sent Wallenberg on his mission of saving the remnants of Hungarian

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Jewry in Nazi occupied Budapest. Among other heroic actions Wallenberg became famous for distributing to thousands a Hungarian Jews a Swedish ‘Schutz-Pass’ which conferred upon them official Swedish protection thus preventing the German from deporting them to concentration camps. Out of the 120,000 Hungarian Jewish lives that were saved, Wallenberg is credited with saving around 100,000. Unfortunately and tragically, the fate of Raoul Wallenberg is a mystery. In early 1945, he had tried to contact the Soviet Union in an attempt to obtain food for the Jews he was still protecting in Hungary. Wallenberg left for a meeting with Marshal Malinovsky, a Russian commander, accompanied by his driver but never returned. There have been unclear accounts of his possible fate over the decades but none have ever been confirmed. The commemoration of Wallenberg began in 2011 with the creation of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebra-

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Peter Rebenwurzel, Chairman of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission holding a painting that was drawn by Mossad agent Peter Malkin over a map of Hungary. Mr. Malkin captured Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi Colonel in charge of deporting Hungarian Jewry and agent Malkin brought him to justice in Israel.

tion Commission (RWCCC) by Ezra Friedlander under the chairmanship of Peter Rebenwurzel in collaborative partnership with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation which spearheaded the effort to honor Raoul Wallenberg with a Congressional Gold Medal during in honor of his centennial , legislation that was introduced in Representatives Gregory Meeks and Nan Heyworth and by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Mark Kirk, and unanimously passed in 2012-the year of his centennial. Prior to the actual ceremony, a luncheon was held to honor Eduardo Eurnekian, the Chairman of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF), and its founder Baruch Tenembaum. The IRWF’s mission is to preserve and spread awareness regarding the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg through research, commemoration activities and educational programs. Both, Mr. Eurnekian and Mr. Tenembaum are highly dedicated to promoting human rights and learning from and exAugust 6, 2014

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emplifying heroes, such as Raoul Wallenberg. They are also committed to discovering the whereabouts and fate of Raoul Wallenberg, and have offered an award of half a million US dollars to anyone with valid and confirmable information. The Luncheon honoring Mr. Eurnekian featured the participation of Senators Cruz, Gillibrand, Kirk, Cardin, Graham, Levin, Isakson, Franken, Blumenthal, and Representatives Meeks, Schneider, Paulsen, Van Hollen, McDermott, Hultgren, Goodlatte, McGovern, Pittenger, Harper, Schakowsky, as well as US Treasurer Rios who all acknowledged Nina Lagergren and members of the Wallenberg family who flew in from Sweden along with the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Per Weterburg and Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt who all paid tribute to Wallenberg’s heroism and highlighted the memory of the late Guy von Vardel, Wallenberg’s halfbrother, who spent much of his life to discover Wallenberg’s fate. The luncheon turned out to be the

perfect beginning to set the tone for a day of remembrance in honoring Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy. The ceremony in the afternoon included the participation of Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, and Democratic Whip Hoyer. Directly following the ceremony, there was a brief reception to close out the events with a special presentation by NYS State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to honor Peter Rebenwurzel who was the Chairman of the RWCCC and whose father-in-law, Alexander Herman, was actually saved by Raoul Wallenberg. Rep. Chaka Fattah and Rep. Paul Gosar made remarks along with members of the Wallenberg Family and Annette Lantos, the wife of the late Rep. Tom Lantos, who was also saved by Wallenberg. “Having Wallenberg receive the Congressional Gold Medal 70 years to the day that he arrived in Budapest was a Kiddush Hashem (Sanctification of God’s name) and an opportunity for the world to see both survivors who were saved by Wallenberg as well as descendants of those he saved gather in Washington for no other purpose than to say thank you in the presence of Wallenberg’s sister Nina”- said Peter Rebenwurzel who chairs the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission established by Ezra Friedlander, CEO, The Friedlander Group which advocated for the Bill’s passage. Overall, the long day of events was an emotional and momentous occasion but also a culmination of many groups of people all connected and inspired by Wallenberg to come together and honor an incredible hero. For more information on the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal efforts please contact Ezra Friedlander at Ezra@ TheFriedlanderGroup.com or (212) 2335555 x 101 or visit WWW.TheFriedlanderGroup.com/Wallenberg.

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So You Really Think You Know What’s Best For Mom RUTHIE ROSENBERG

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s an eldercare consultant, social worker, daughter, spouse & mother I have learned everyone has a different story to tell. One of the first calls I received at LivHOME was from a son , Aaron , who was living & working in New York. His mother , Judy , 84 years old had taken a fall in her upstairs duplex. After she banged on the floor long enough the downstairs tenant checked on her. An ambulance was called & Judy was admitted to a local hospital. The tenant found Aaron’s telephone number in Judy’s phone book and contacted him. Aaron called the hospital for information. He was able to speak to Judy briefly who seemed disoriented. Aaron was told Judy would require hip surgery. Aaron, having an important presentation the next day was unable to come back to L.A. He has a sister in town who he & Judy are estranged from. The hospital reassured him she was in good hands. Following surgery Aaron received a call from a social worker who said the surgery had gone well. The social worker also said to anticipate Judy’s discharge to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation in 3 days. I suggested a Care Manager assess Judy in the hospital but Aaron thought it could wait until she was closer to returning home. Three days later I received a frantic call from Aaron. The hospital left a message on his cell phone which was unclear. Judy had been discharged and he had no idea where she was! Making a few phone calls I found Judy & reached Aaron to reassure him with a phone number to contact his mother directly. Between the fall, the wait, the trauma, the surgery and transfer to unfamiliar surroundings Judy was experiencing extreme confusion. Aaron requested a Care Manager see Judy as soon as possible. Judy was assessed the next day. Ongoing visits , bringing things from home & engaging Judy in conversation helped her through the rehabilitation. Having developed trust in the Care Manager & introducing a trained caregiver Judy was able to return home to familiar surround-

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Navigating healthcare & caregiving are even more difficult when emotions are high, siblings don’t agree, or the information is unclear. ings. This relationship continues. In Judy & Aaron’s situation , Aaron was doing the best he could from a distance. Judy always reassured Aaron she was eating well, getting out & remaining independent. Judy had a housekeeper 2 days a week who was becoming more of a caregiver. The changes were subtle not enough to share with Aaron. What could’ve been done? Conversations need to occur. What are Judy’s concerns & wishes ? These are difficult but necessary conversations to be had. At times bringing in an ob-

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jective professional to approach these difficult subjects could be helpful. Perhaps a thorough home assessment would’ve recommended removing all throw rugs and prevented the fall. Perhaps with some organization Judy could’ve had a list of her physicians, medications and emergency contacts. A durable power of attorney would help make Judy’s wishes clear. Being prepared may have made Judy’s situation less crisis driven & less of a trauma. Another client I have spoken to, Miriam, called on behalf of her mother, Sylvia. Sylvia is 88 years old, widowed , mother of 3 and primary caregiver to her 49 year old developmentally disabled son, Harry. Sylvia’s other 2 children were realizing Sylvia’s health was deteriorating when Sylvia shared Harry’s seizures were more frequent & she was not sleeping at night. We met with Sylvia & Harry to review their current situation, resources & habits. Sylvia had been an artist, something she had not pursued in several years. As professionals we discussed Sylvia’s limitations and her difficulty of relinquishing some control in Harry’s care. By asking the right questions the Care Manager utilized some resources already in place for Harry and arranging a schedule of trained caregivers. Harry was now supervised & engaged in some activity. Sylvia, with the assistance of a driver, was able to attend art classes at a local senior center. Sylvia had been so overwhelmed feeling solely responsible for Harry. Miriam reaching out to an objective professional assisted in having a conversation, incorporate other professionals and prepare Harry & his siblings for the future with everyone’s needs, intentions & wishes in mind. Calls like these are not uncommon. I have been on all sides of healthcare being a social worker in home health, hospice, hospitals and now LivHOME. I have seen caregiving as a professional, a daughter & a spouse. No situation is the same but each can be overwhelming, frustrating, bewildering, complicated and stressful. Navigating healthcare & caregiving are even more difficult when emotions are high, siblings don’t agree, or the information is unclear. You could be at the top of your field, own a business, or manage a family when it comes to making decisions for a loved one bring in the professionals in that field.

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which ignores previously accepted opinions is questioned and subjected to critical demands for a detailed explanation of the reasons for over-looking, contradicting or reinterpreting previously published primary sources. Lacking such clarification, the new, seemingly innovative response would be overruled. Puah Institute has been widely acclaimed for engaging in Jewish medical ethics without compromising the highest standards of Halacha - Jewish law and ethics. Integral to its accomplishments, Puah Institute has been instrumental in disseminating its unique medical and Halachic resources pertaining to fertility treatment among rabbinic organizations and medical professionals. Open discussions of the topic in forums such as the recent West Coast conference, in June at Congregation Beth Jacob, are credited largely to Puah’s efforts to: 1. Enlighten and educate the community about the importance of recognizing and utilizing the benefits of advancements in the field of fertility treatment. 2. Enhance and expose the medical community to the cultural sensitivities and religious concerns of Jewish patients challenged by infertility and to specific needs for treatment options that do not compromise the strict observance of Jewish law and ethics. The PUAH Annual Conference demonstrates the importance of bringing both groups together and sponsoring open discussions which will benefit the whole community.


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CHICKEN AND QUINCE ROSH HASHANAH CHICKEN AND QUINCE Since people are always looking for new chicken recipes and quince is a new fruit, we decided to put them together! The result was really fantastic: a sweet and flavorful chicken with caramelized quince that makes you wonder...” Hmmm... I don’t know exactly what it is, but I like it!” Times Prep Time : 14 min Cook Time : 1 hour Ready Time : 1 hour, 14 min Ingredients 4 quince 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 pounds skinless, boneless, chicken thighs

Servings 4-6

1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baharat or allspice if you cannot find it 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/4 cups orange juice 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup toasted slivered

Directions Sprinkle quince with 1/2 tsp cinnamon until well coated In a large deep skillet place quince and sugar cook in medium low for 5 minutes, add lemon juice and keep cooking for another 10 minutes until quince is caramelized, but still firm.

Using the same skillet, heat oil sear chicken on both sides about 5 minutes each side Add quince with its juices, add orange juice and raisins. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 30-40 minutes until sauce concentrates.

Put caramelized quince on a plate including all its liquid.

Right before serving add fresh cilantro and almonds.

Season chicken on both sides with salt baharat and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

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BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH HONEY Braising is an easy technique that makes the most tender short ribs. Times Prep Time : 10 min Cook Time : 4 hours min Ready Time : 14 min

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Ingredients 5-6 pounds short ribs with bones or 4-5 pounds boneless all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup bottled chili sauce

1/2 cup red wine 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon ground ginger salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions Dredge the meat in some flour and shake off the excess. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the meat, a few pieces at a time and cook them for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Remove the meat to a dish and set aside. Pour the remaining vegetable oil in the pan. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook briefly. Pour in

the chili sauce, red wine, water, apple cider vinegar and honey. Add the bay leaf and ginger and stir the ingredients. Return the meat to the pan and spoon some sauce over the meat a few times. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Cover the pan, turn the heat to low and cook for about 4 hours or until the meat is tender. Reduce the sauce if desired: skim the fat and cook at high heat. Reprinted with permission from www.joyofkosher.com.


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SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE SCHNITZEL This sweet and sour pineapple schnitzel tastes like a cross between classic Chinese sesame chicken and sweet & sour chicken. Frying the schnitzel in tempura batter not only saves you from making batches of nuggets, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll save on calories as well! Servings 6

Times Prep Time : 10 min Cook Time : 20 min Ready Time : 30 min Ingredients 1 package (1 1/2-2 lbs) chicken breasts, trimmed thin 1 medium onion chopped 1 red bell pepper chopped 1 can pineapple chunks drained, juice reserved 1 tablespoon canola oil plus more, for frying 1 cup Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweet & sour duck sauce 1/2 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/3 cup reserved pineapple juice 1 tablespoon sesame seeds for garnish

Tempura Batter 1 cup cold seltzer 1 egg 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup corn starch 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt bowl of ice water Directions Saute the onion and pepper in canola oil until tender. Add pineapple chunks. Set aside. Add the ingredients for the tempura batter in a bowl set over a second bowl of ice water. Whisk lightly to combine. Dredge the chicken breasts in the tempura batter and fry on both sides until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Add the duck sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and pineapple juice to a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes, until slightly thickened. Add the sauteed onion, pepper and pineapple to the sauce. Place tempura fried schnitzel on serving dishes and spoon sauce over it. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve with rice.

CORN & GREEN BEAN SALAD Times Ready Time : 10 min

Servings 4

Ingredients 2 pounds Green beans, trimmed 3 ears corn, shucked 1/2 small red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 (6 oz.) can California Black Ripe Olives, drained 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 clove Garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Tabasco sauce

Directions Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill another large pot or bowl half full with ice water and place next to the stove. Add half the green beans to the water and cook until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer beans with a slotted spoon to the ice water to cool. Repeat with the remaining beans. Transfer all the cooked and cooled green beans to another large bowl with a slotted spoon, reserving the ice water. Return the water to a boil. Add the corn and cook until tender but still crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the ice water to cool. Remove from the water and cut the kernels off the cobs. Add the corn kernels to the bowl with the beans along with the remaining ingredients; toss well to combine. Reprinted with permission from www.joyofkosher.com.


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