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PAGE 14A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 5, 2013 Sudoku solution from page 7 182476953 759318462 634592187 497835621 521647839 863129574 975264318 2-il 6983745 348751296 We (]re your source for: Invitotions - Brochures Lelterheod8 Envelope8 - E~Jsiness Cards ~ Programs FIuers Post Cards Forms Digital Photographw - Labels Direct Mail 407.767.7110 www.eleganq~rinlfJng, net 205 North Street Longwood, FL 32750 HANDYMAN SERVICE Handy man and General Maintenance Air Conditioning Carpentry Electrical Plumbing Forcnerly handled maintenance at JCC References available STEVE'S SERVICES Call Steve Doyle at (386)668-8960 Researchers at the Tech- nion-Israel Institute of Technology report that cells from the amniotic membrane part of the pla- centa normally discarded after a woman gives birth could One day be a source for human eggs. The discovery was pub- lished online recently in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. Amniotic . membrane cells--originated about eight days after concep- tion-preserve the plas- ticity of an embryo's cells before they differentiate. The Technion research- Image From page 1A country she had never Seen and did not understand. In recent years, the resis- tance has softened. Ethio- pian culture ',is a part of me and I can't run away from it," Rada said. "I decided'to embrace it. And it's helped me define who I am, in my culture and in my music." Aynaw says it's important for Israelis to see the positive side of the Ethiopian-com- munity. She compares the effect of her winning Miss Israel to Barack Obama's election as president of the United States. The two met at the Israeli president's ers found these cell also have the ability to differen- tiate into ones that express the properties of the germ cells that produce ova. (Germ cells are biological cells that give rise to the cells that fuse with another during conception.) Professor Eliezer Sha- lev, head of the Technion Faculty of Medicine and a leading obstetrician/gyne- cologist at the Emek Medical Center in Afula, worked on the discovery with doctoral student Ayelet Evron and Dr. Shulamit Goldman. "Germ cell development has been difficult to study in humans because important early events occur after implantation," said Shale'v, who added that the study of germ cell development in humans is especially challenging because ethi- cal issues can be involved. What is known is that these germ cells remain un- differentiated until a female" reaches sexual development (i.e., starts menstrating). In order to turn into ova, the cells need the proteins or hormones that surround the ovary in adolescent girls. The researchers are now at work to replicate the conditions present in ado- lescents. Their goal will be to produce human eggs by adding proteins or hor- mones to the differentiated amniotic cells. "It is too early to know when this will be achieved, but we have discovered the principle," said Shalev. "When it is done success- fully, women who .do not produce healthy ova--or any at all--could use them to become pregnant," he continued. "These ova would prob- ably be used mostly for women who have entered premature menopause."- resideoce during Obama's recent trip to the region. "There are wonderful things about the [Ethio- pian] community, and it's important that [Israelis] see it," she told JTA. "Is- rael is a multicultural state. We're diverse and we come from different countries, so we need to show that o'utwardly." Rada and Pierce report incidents of racism directed at them because of their skin color. A woman once accused Rada of coming to Israel only for the money. And Pierce says in her hometown of Dimona, she used to be called"kushi," E Hebrew pejorative used to describe blacks. "There are many stigmas about the community, and unfortunate stories," said Hava Tizazu, an Ethiopian- Israeli actress who works with at-risk African youth. "Now there are new per- sonalities who are beautiful and positive. It helps to change the image, but it's just one step in a longer process." Since she advanced to the semifinals on "The Voice," Pierce says the slurs ~have all but stopped. She was voted off the show in March, but like Rada she hopes to keep performing after her army service. "I want to be on stage," Pierce said. "It doesn't mat- ter if I'm modeling, singing or acting. I have to be on stage." . Aynaw also hopes to model and act, and to sup- port youth arts clubs during her year as Miss Israel. She will represent Israel at the Miss World comPetition in September in Indonesia. "I feel like a very impor- tant person," Aynaw said. "I don't usually get up and see myself on all of the TV chan- nels. I'm definitely getting used to it." Part-time assistant editor Approximately 22 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday 11- 5 p.m. Responsibilities will include editing, writing, page layout, photography and some misc. clerical. Knowledge of the Jewish community and computer experience helpful, Please send resume to : jeffv;_, ;,.ndohe, ,tage.con or calJ Jeff at 407-80 -8 Hatikvah From page 1A was the only comfort left to these people... And when they sang Hatikvah, now the national anthem of the state of Israel/they were glancing into the. future, but it was a future which they would not be allowed to see. To me the bearing of my countrymen seemed an exemplary gesture of national honor and national pride which stirred my soul." Overwhelmed by feelings of remorse, Muller tried to join "the group as they entered the gas chamber, but they pushed him back out. A woman im- plored him, "Your death won't give us back our lives. That's no way. You must get out of here alive, you must bear witness to our suffering and to the injustice done to us." )an Michaels was a 23 year-old Polish" Jewish pilot who was shot down in 1944 and imprisoned near ivhat he called."a forced labor cam~ in Silesia" (German-occupied southwestern Poland). Mi- chaels managed to escape, and his eyevdtness testimony about the mistreatment of the Jews reached the West in November of that year. Michaels reported that 300 Jews between the ages of 18 and 25 were being held in the slave labor camp. "The prisoners, who came from France, Holland and other European countries, were forced to work inhu- man hours in the freezing cold, although they received little food and were clothed in rags," aqcording to news reports relaying his account. "Persons who becg~me ill feared to report to th: C,holp infirmary because they knew tl~t it meant death." "Despite their mistreat- ment, the.youths maintained their morale," Michaels said, and he "could frequently hear the strains of'Hatikvah' com- ing from the camp." (A precise identification of the camp to which Mi- chaels referred has never been made. Earlier this year, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum completed a study which identified 42,500 Nazi ghettoes and slave labor camps throughout Europe, a much higher number than previously recorded.) 'Am Yisrael Chai' BBC Radio reporter P~trick Gordon Walker was on hand when the British SecondArmy liberated the BergemBelsen death camp in April 194~. On the first Friday after the liberation. Walker broadcast an accou nt of a British Jewish army chaplain, L. H. Hard- man, leading what Walker called"the first Jewish service that many of the men and women present hadtaken part in, for six years--probably ttte first Jewish service held on German soil in absolute security and without fear, for a decade." "Arofind us lay the corpses there had not been time to clear away," Walker reported. "People were still lying down and dying, in broad daylight... Afew hundred people gathered together, sobbing openly in joy at their liberation and in sorrow at the memory of their parents, bothers and sisters that had been taken from them, gassed and burned. "Thes~ pcop!? knew they were being recorded, they wanted the world to hear their voice. They made a tremendous ef- fort, which quite exhausted them. Listen." Walker evidently assumed that what he heard was part of the traditional Sabbath prayer service, but the survivors actually sang "Hatikvah." At the conclusion of the song, a voice--perhaps that of the chaplain, L. H. Hardman-- declares: "Am Yisrael Chai, the children of Israel still liveth!" (The broadcast can be heard on YouTube.) Mrs. Oran Aviv (formerly Helen Einhorn), an Israeli health care practitioner origi- nally from San Francisco, has identified her mother, Cesia Frommer Einhorn, among the survivors on Walker's recording. Just days earlier, Mrs. Frommer had "contemplated running and killing herself on the electric fence of the camp," Mrs. Aviv notes on her Web site. But there she is on the BBC recording, "belting out the songwith her operatic voice, full of@termination, wanting the whole world to know that despite all that she and others had suffered though, they had not lost their hope and still dreamed of returning bne day to Zion. Where did my moth- er's amazing Strength come from? How did she find this strength and hope, despite the atrocities she witnessed and suffered, despite the death march from Auschwitz to Bergen Belsen.. 2" Dr. Rafael Medoff is found- ing director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holo- caust Studies, wtvw.[~ma- t?bzstitute, org. []is latest book is "FDR cmd /he Ho!ocaus!: ,.~ B~vach o/" Fai/h.'