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"The Fellowship Hotline Is the Hotline of Hope!"

The Fellowship Hotline serves as a place to turn for every person in Israel with a problem. The people who call do not know where to turn for the help they need, and the Fellowship operators are trained to direct them to the Fellowship program, other non-profit organization, or government body that can help with their particular issue. We received a letter from Svitlana, who was helped in her search for medical treatments by the Hotline staff.

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Why Do Israeli Men Live So Long?

Men in Israel have one of the highest life expectancies in the world – 81 years – according to the World Health Organization. By comparison, men living in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries have an average life expectancy of 77.7 and the world average is 68.8. So, why do Israeli men have this advantage? A new study proposes an unexpected theory.

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Celebrating Israel's First Nurses

Ninety-five years ago today, 26 years before the establishment of the modern state of Israel, the first class of women in the land of Israel graduated with their nursing degrees. The 22 women earned their degrees at the Nurses’ Training Institute at Rothschild Hospital in Jerusalem.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Bella

Faces of The Fellowship: Bella

At 91, Bella still makes an effort to get dressed up on the rare occasions she has visitors. This long-time resident of Kiev, Ukraine, spends much of her time alone, save for visits from Irina (Ira), her homecare worker provided by Fellowship-supported Hesed. “Ira goes well beyond what is required,” Bella explains, referring to Ira’s multiple visits each week. “She cares for me like a mother.

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New Israeli Army Bracelet Helps Save Wounded Soldiers’ Lives

Soldiers wounded in battle situations are often treated by a number of different doctors – medics on site, in helicopters, and in field hospitals – often working in difficult circumstances themselves. Often their only communication with each other is hastily scribbled notes, at best. While that presents problems with treating the soldiers effectively, a new Israeli device is offering new hope.

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Project Spotlight: Fellowship Assistance During the Israeli Wildfires

The recent wildfires in Israel caused an estimated $520 million in property damages, injured hundreds of citizens, and caused tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes as flames were approaching. Fortunately, no deaths were linked to the fires, but at least 600 homes and some 32,000 acres of natural woodlands were destroyed. The Fellowship responded immediately to help meet the huge needs. 

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