A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Laura Kafif, the house mother at Save A Childs Heart, visits with one of her charges, Zeresenay Gebru, as he recovers from heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel on May 31. Photo: Sheila Shalhevet

Fixing broken hearts in Israel

By Dina Kraft , JTA June 15, 2011

HOLON, Israel-Just two days earlier but a world away, 8-year-old Salha Farjalla Khamis said goodbye to her parents and four siblings in her village on the African island of Zanzibar.Later, in a hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon, tears roll silently...

Lisa Edelstein, a star of the hit television show House, jokingly comforts a dummy used in medical simulations at the Sheba Medical Center, an Israeli hospital outside of Tel Aviv alongside fellow cast members and the series creator.

‘House’ cast gets taste of Israeli medicine

By Dina Kraft, JTA May 12, 2011

RAMAT GAN, Israel — On television Lisa Edelstein, a star of the hit Fox show "House," and her fellow actors work medical miracles every episode. But at an Israeli hospital she stumbled trying her hand at simulated arthroscopic surgery. "I'm so glad...

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