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Cancer, Soccer and Chanukah
Atlanta Jewish Times
Justin Markowitz
It was a typical fall afternoon on the soccer field, as children of all ages raced feverishly between the soccer goals. On one sideline, Justin Markowitz, 6, was sitting in his mother's lap, wrapped tightly in her arms. Having just completed a brutal 8-week round of chemotherapy, Justin felt too unsteady, too sick to join his teammates and play the game he loved. But just as Justin and his parents were getting comfortable with the notion that, for the time being, Justin wouldn't be able to do what "regular" kids could, coach David Meline approached and stretched out his hand. "Come on buddy," he said, "the team needs you." Adrenaline shot through Justin's body, sending his feelings of pain and fear packing. In a move as smooth as a Maradona header, Justin cast his mother's arms aside, adjusted his cap, took David's hand, ran onto the field, and played his big heart out.

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Jewish Alcoholics and Chemically Dependant Persons
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Jewish Family: Health
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Medical Ethics >>

The 13 Principles of Jewish Medical Ethics
Chevra / SIG - Jewish Medical History Online
Darche Noam Institutions
Foundations of Jewish Bioethic
The Institute for Jewish Medical Ethics

The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute
JSource: Medical Ethics
UAHC Committee on Bio-Ethics
Union of American Hebrew Congregations

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Gaucher Disease Organization
Hadassah Medical Organization
Halakhic Organ Donor Association
Israel Cancer Association
Jewish Family and Life's Jewish Health Site
The Jewish Home and Hospital of New York
Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services

Louis Finkelstein Institute
Metropolitan Jewish Health System
The National Institute of Judaism and Medicine
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
National Tey-Sachs Association
Rambam Medical Center
Shaare Zedek Medical Center

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Physicians >>

American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel
Israel Physicians' Guide
The Israeli Sandplay Therapists Association
Jewish Physicians' Network
The Unofficial I.D.F. Combat Medics Home Page

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The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research
IIBR - The Israel Institute for Biological Research
The Jerusalem Center for Research
National Jewish Medical and Research Center

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