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Mellow Flower Power in Hungary

Many know cervical cancer as the disease’s most preventable form. But it’s a very different story in Eastern Europe, where the topic is taboo.

When Icó Tóth was diagnosed in 2011 after the birth of her daughter, she struggled to find any information at all about her condition in Hun…

When It Comes to Fighting Breast Cancer, “Together, It’s Easier”

In Eastern Europe, a diagnosis of breast cancer can bring as much loneliness as pain. When Bori Halom of Budapest was diagnosed in 2012, she blogged her experience out of a need to break the silence. Soon it grew into a support group for fellow Hungarian breast cancer patients and survivors …

More Life, More Love, More Pride: European Teens Meet Holocaust Survivors

Before she joined the Intergeneration program in Budapest, 80-year-old Mariann rarely told people she had survived the Holocaust—or even that she was Jewish.

“For 70 years, we were afraid to tell our stories. But because of this program, I got the courage to tell my friends and neighb…

A Brewing Revolution

Bryan had it made. With help from The Jewish Agency for Israel, he fulfilled his dream of trading LA smog for clean Galilee air. Every day, he returned from work to greet his wife and children, and grab a cold brew from a stocked fridge. Life was ideal.

Then it happened. Celiac disease, w…

A More Colorful Education in Israel

Edan Tigabo only wanted to learn. But it sometimes felt like there was no place in Israel for a girl who could barely fill her stomach to also fill her mind.

Out of place at her public school, she transferred to the Hodayot religious youth village in the lower Galilee. The school communi…