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NAZARETH, Israel — After Israel’s 2006 war with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah devastated the country’s northern region, most Israelis focused on rebuilding their towns and creating better defense infrastructure.

Arab-Israeli journalist Ghada Zoabi turned her focus to the media.

Though Israel has well-established protocols for civil defense that instruct civilians to head for reinforced shelters in advance of rocket attacks, 18 Israeli-Arabs died in the conflict, most of them while still in their homes.

Zoabi believed the deaths could have been prevented if Israel’s Arabic media had done a better job of informing the citizenry about what to do during wartime.

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Rhode Island teen fills big shoes

Rhode Island teen fills big shoesWASHINGTON — Nicholas Lowinger was five years old when his mother took him to play with some children living in a nearby Rhode Island homeless shelter. Despite being so young, he soon noticed that many of the children were wearing shoes that were either too big or too small, were falling apart or had to be shared with someone else. “I knew I had to do something more,” Lowinger said, recalling how he donated his own gently worn shoes. In 2010, Lowinger had his chance when tasked with com...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 June 2014 03:51 )

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From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 16 NEW YORK — In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work round the clock producing matzah in the period preceding Passover — a matzah that feels ancient and modern at once. Using a mix of grain they grow on their own farm and wheat sourced from other local farmers, the couple creates hundreds of pieces of the unleavened bread they call Vermatzah. “The idea came because of our initial interest in growing grains,...
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French matzah bakery in operation since 1850

French matzah bakery in operation since 1850 PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 12 PARIS — For most Jews, matzah season comes once a year. But for Jean-Claude Neymann, matzah, or pain azyme in French, is a defining family tradition. Neymann runs the oldest matzah bakery in France, located in the town of Wasselonne near the German border. The family company, Etablissements Rene Neymann, traces its matzah-making tradition to 1850. “I’m the fifth generation of my family to bake matzah here in Wasselonne,” Neymann said. Walking ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 02:55 )

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Riemer’s best new Haggadah of year

Riemer’s best new Haggadah of year PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 13 IMAGINE having a Soloveitchik, a Kuk and a Shlomo Carlebach at your seder How would you like to sit at the seder with three of the giants of the last century — the “Rov,” the “Rav Harashi” and the “Reb” — and listen to them exchange insights into the Haggadah? This new Haggadah makes it possible for you to do just that. The Rov was Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, a legendary Talmudist and philosopher in the US....

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 02:56 )

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Anthony Weiss A leaked campaign memo illustrates how politicos really think about Jewish donors. ... [Link]

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IDF authorizes humanitarian window in Gaza fighting

Marcy Oster he Israeli military authorized a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. ... [Link]

Peres on Gaza: Time to turn to diplomacy

Marcy Oster Former Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Israeli government to seek a diplomatic solution to the Gaza crisis and to return Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. ... [Link]

Weapons found stored in third UN school in Gaza

Marcy Oster A stockpile of weapons was discovered at a third United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

At least 15 Gazans dead in shelling on U.N. school sheltering civilians

Marcy Oster At least 15 Palestinians were killed in shelling on a United Nations school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, which is serving as a shelter for Gazans displaced from their homes in the current conflict. ... [Link]

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