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Obituary - ANITA PRAGER

Anita Prager of Apopka, passed away at her home on Monday, July 7, 2014. She was 82 years old. A native of New York, she was born on Sept. 17, 1931, to the late Benjamin and Lenora Weiss Lepow. An astute businesswoman, Mrs. Prager was a successful in...

 

For a trailblazing Israeli lacrosse squad, a pioneer in the nets

BALTIMORE (JTA)-In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly...

 

Helmsley Charitable Trust gives $1.75 million in grants to Israel to help the disabled and their families

JERUSALEM—The Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced 1.75 million dollars in grants to two Israeli institutions that help disabled children and adults, as well as their families. These grants are part of a continuing effort to invest in...

 

Israeli schoolchildren sing to deal with rockets

Shachar Bar, an art therapist who teaches in Sderot, became increasingly alarmed after seeing the thousands of children of the western Negev suffering the cumulative effects of trauma due to the ongoing barrage of Kassam rockets from Gazan...

 

Scene Around

Before I even begin this column... Whatever happened to "Give us your tired, your poor" at the base of the Statue of Liberty? This country once sent back an entire shipload of Jews fleeing the Nazis b...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 18, 2014

Rockets pop Tel Aviv's bubble but not its residents' routines

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv. Savlov...

 

Jerusalem targeted by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

JERUSALEM (JTA)—As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room. Two of the rockets fired last Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron Dome...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 18, 2014

A night out with Tel Aviv's drunk teen patrol

TEL AVIV (JTA)-It's midnight here and two balding men in blue vests are on the move. Someone has sprayed tear gas at a club two blocks away. Outside a club known as The Mossad, located in a...

 

Israel supporters: Stop using these 13 phrases

Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted to delegitimize the Jewish State. The good news is that these terms weren’t written in stone 3,300 years ago, but are post-Israel independence creations....

 

Putin thanks rabbis for communities' fight against Nazi revival

MOSCOW (JTA)-Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked senior rabbis from Israel and Europe for what he called their help in Russia's fight against the revival of Nazism. Putin made the statement on...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Damage from Gaza rocket cuts power to 70,000 in strip JERUSALEM (JTA)—A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 18, 2014

Egypt and United States, usual brokers in cease-fires, may not help this time

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Escalations between Hamas and Israel are nothing new. What's missing this time, analysts say, is the alignment of outside interests that has resolved such fights in the past. Egypt's...

 

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