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(hədăs`ə), in the Bible, Hebrew name of EstherEsther
, book of the Bible. It is the tale of the beautiful Jewish woman Esther [Heb.,= Hadassah], who is chosen as queen by the Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I or II) after he has repudiated his previous wife, Vashti.
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women's Zionist organization of the United States founded (1912) by Henrietta SzoldSzold, Henrietta
, 1860–1945, American Zionist leader, editor, and translator, b. Baltimore. After graduating from high school in 1877 she taught (1878–92) in private schools, organizing some of the first night school classes for immigrants.
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. It has done important work in Israel in medical service, child welfare, and aid to refugees. Hadassah provides major support for the medical school of Hebrew Univ. and most of the budget for Youth Aliyah, the organization that transports children and youths to Israel and supports them there. Hadassah's principal activities in the United States are educational and charitable work.


See study by M. Levin (1973).

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Cellect Biotechnology announced that it has signed an agreement with the Hadassah Medical Center to conduct clinical trials on cancer patients in Cellect's ongoing Phase I/II study.
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In the attack, a 36-year-old shopper was likewise moderately wounded, and is currently being treated at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem.
A team of engineering students from the BioDesign Medical Innovation programme (a collaboration between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Jerusalem-based Hadassah Medical Centre) has developed a new 3D holographic scanner called HoloDent for intraoral 3D modelling that significantly reduces the time it takes to produce dentures.
A new drug technology, developed at the Hadassah Medical Organization to treat fatty liver disease--a condition with no approved effective drug treatment--was given the go-ahead by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Phase 2 multi-center clinical trial in the US.
A little care and affection went a long way for hard-up agency nurse Hadassah Peri - as she found herself being showered with millions of pounds worth of gifts by one of the world's wealthiest women.
WORCESTER -- This Sunday, the Greater Worcester Chapter of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is hosting its 81st Annual Donor Event and will be honoring five women from the Worcester community.
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