Category Archive for: Relief

An Oasis of Peace

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To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns and a sense of humanity. It’s not a country, though it is older than…



If Israel were more like Hadassah

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The mix of Jewish patients, Arab doctors, Arab patients, Jewish doctors, and therapists who speak unexpected Hebrew or Arabic makes me think peace is possible. Blog by Stacey Goodstein Ashtamker Hadassah — a word that for most of the early years of my life I thought of as Jewish mothers and grandmothers attending meetings and…



Thanks to Hadassah Physicians, Toddler with Blocked Oesophagus now Enjoys Solid Food

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Two-and-a-half-year-old Yanki Leib Shetland had never eaten a carrot or a potato chip. He was subsisting on baby formula, chocolate milk, and porridge. It was no wonder he was so small and underdeveloped. When his desperate parents brought Yanki to the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, he managed to surprise even the…



Hadassah Doctors Give a Gazan Patient with an Incurable Skin Disease a “Normal Life”

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Even the experienced hand surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem had never seen such a shocking development: their patient’s hands, with encrusted, wood-like growths, looked as if they had metamorphosed into trees. Hadassah Senior Hand and Microvascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Chernofsky first met 42-year-old Mohammed Taluli from Gaza when Mr. Taluli came in to his…



“Just Clownin’ Around!” Medical Clown at Hadassah Hospital heals with happiness

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When David ‘Dush’ Barashi walks up to you in the hallway, he comes across as animated, a cartoon figure come to life. You feel like you’re meeting a Disney character. Perhaps from “Aladdin” or “Pirates of the Caribbean.” His mop of salt and pepper hair and twistable mustache looks like it spawned from the barbershop…



Hadassah’s Medical Clown David “Dush” Barashi does serious World Healing

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Israeli Medical Clowns Do Serious Work Healing the World by ISRAEL21c | 03.11.19 Israel Defense Forces medical missions always fly to disaster zones with tons of medical equipment. For David “Dush” Barashi, the most critical piece of equipment is his red nose. A veteran member of Israel’s Dream Doctors Project, Barashi and fellow medical clowns…



Paediatric Cardiologists from Hadassah Hospital help to save Syrian children.

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A unique collaboration is being launched between Hadassah Medical Centre and the Baruch Padeh Poriya Hospital in Tiberias to help save the lives of Syrian children and adolescents who suffer from complex and life-threatening heart abnormalities. Fourteen Syrian children will be examined at Hadassah Medical Centre soon by a team of experts, as part of…



Hadassah doctors bring Humanitarian Surgery to Ethiopia

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For eleven-year-old Nazria and 16-year-old Fano, the doctors and nurses from the Hadassah Medical Centre who flew in to Ethiopia from Jerusalem are their last hope. Both have been brought to the Ayder Comprehensive Specialised Hospital in Mekelle, hundreds of miles from their farming villages. Nazria’s frail frame reveals a back twisted into the letter…



Dream Doctors’ storm their way across, Texas for disaster relief mission

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The Dream Doctors Project, in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Consulate in Houston, has sent 2 specially-trained therapeutic medical clowns aka ‘Dream Doctors’ to Houston, Texas, to bring humanitarian aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over the years, Hadassah’s Dream Doctors have worked on humanitarian projects including responding to…



Saving the lives of children at risk in Mosul

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An article in the Jewish Chronicle describes how Sally Becker, a volunteer and past Trustee of Hadassah UK, is on a mission to save those most at risk from the battle for Mosul. She has created the only front-line paediatric unit in this war-torn area, and has teamed up with the Hadassah Medical Centre in…



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