The United States population is aging rapidly, and understanding the potential impact and feasibility of lifestyle interventions on the aging process is of central importance for addressing future population health and health care costs.
According to Article 14 of the Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine of the Council of Europe, the use of techniques of medically assisted procreation shall not be allowed for the purpose of choosing the sex of a future child, unless serious hereditary sex-related disease is to be avoided. In Israel and the United States of America, pre-conception sex selection for the purpose of family balancing is legal. The European health culture does not regard reproductive justice as part of social justice. From this aspect, the situation is very similar in China and India.
A daily minyan was held at 7:00 AM each morning at the recent Alpha Omega International Convention in Hollywood, Florida. That was Chanukah week, when a Torah reading is required. Thanks to a request by Allen Ressler, Torah reader, Rabbi Menachem Levy...who is connected local Chabad Congregation, joined us. As participants in the service crowded the designated prayer room, I was moved to reflect on how B'nai AO came about. At the suggestion of International Editor Dan Uditsky, I will share some facts, and especially my own personal memories.
An interaction of mean ratings of support and intent to vote for officials between scenarios in which the religion of a government official offering a prayer was experimentally manipulated, and the reported reaction of the community, was related to 64 college women's support and intention to vote for the official. Importance of religion to the participants contributed significant variance as a covariate.