At my synagogue here in Seattle, the weekly parsha page that I edit includes a feature called “Light Unto the Nations”. It’s a feature that highlights Jewish – and more specifically – Israeli contributions to society. I already have this coming Shabbat’s story picked out: The piece has appeared in multiple publications since Motza’ey Shabbat (Saturday night): It involves a new treatment for ALS – Lou Gherig’s Disease that has proven effective with an elderly Israeli man. Enjoy!
Testimony by Avichai Kremer from last year: http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000670741&fid=1725