These words from Israel's 1948 Declaration of Independence incorporate the highest aspirations of a newly constituted state in the midst of its becoming. They were not simply empty sentiments. In fact, there were fierce arguments over the meaning and intent of virtually every word.
JoAnn Bezodis is a long-time member of our community and a member of our staff; she also has a granddaughter who needs our help. One of twin girls, Jojo was born prematurely with “multiple serious genetic anomalies.” Her diagnosis and prognosis are presented below.