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Helping seniors is natural for Detroit teen

Helping seniors is natural for Detroit teen

Teen Hero

NEW YORK — While visiting his grandmother in Florida last winter break, Connor Tukel helped set up her new iPhone.

“Then it hit me that it was so easy for me,” said Tukel, a 12th-grader at the Frankel Jewish Academy in West Bloomfield, Mich. “It seemed obvious that kids of my generation could help other seniors as well. And why not improve the lives of those around us?”

He contacted the principal and head of technology at his school, as well as the director of a nearby senior residence. After recruiting 10 other students, Tukel called the group Teens Teaching Technology.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:39 )


Jack Adler: Auschwitz, then and now

Jack Adler: Auschwitz, then and nowWHEN JACK Adler visited Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation in 1945 — and during his four previous four trips for the annual commemoration — he did not say a prayer. This despite the fact that his two sisters were murdered during the Holocaust, that his brother and mother died in a Polish ghetto, that his father was killed at Dachau and that Adler himself spent more than a year of his youth in Nazi death and slave labor camps....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:00 )


The other side of the Six Day War

The other side of the Six Day WarPARK CITY, UTAH — In the wake of Israel’s seemingly miraculous triumph in the Six Day War in 1967, the country’s victorious soldiers were lionized as heroes. But in private, even just one week after the conflict, many of them didn’t feel that way. One describes feeling sick to his stomach in battle and collapsing into a trench. “I wanted to be left alone,” he says. “I didn’t think of the war.” Another talks about watching an old Arab man evacuated from his house. “I had a...

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 10:38 )


Azerbaijan comes to Denver

Azerbaijan comes to DenverNASIMI AGHAYEV, Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a remarkably patient envoy. He admits that he’s grown accustomed to the blank stares with which many Americans and others often greet him when he tells them that he represents Azerbaijan, a mostly Muslim, former Soviet republic in the Caucasus Mountains of Central Asia that is now an independent nation. Often, the affable and articulate consul general told the Intermountain Jewish News in an interview last week, people not only...

California teen makes good on vow to grandmother

California teen makes good on vow to grandmother Teen Hero NEW YORK — Shortly before her bat Mitzvah in 2010, Morgan Davidson made a promise to her grandmother stricken with lymphoma that she would do whatever she could to help others with the disease. With her mother’s assistance, Davidson soon organized a fundraiser she dubbed “Cuts for a Cure.” For a monetary donation, she and others gave haircuts, held a silent auction and provided a cafe. “I thought that I’d be happy raising $5,000,” said Davidson, now 17. But the one-d...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:40 )

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Hasidic Jews tackle drunk man outside Australian synagogue

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Ben Harris Drivers plowed their cars into Israeli soldiers near Maale Adumim and the Beit Ummar refugee camp. ... [Link]

CNN posts Middle East map that doesn’t show Israel

Marcy Oster CNN briefly posted a map on its website that replaced Israel with “Palestina” before removing it. ... [Link]

NYC to fund security guards for non-public schools, including Jewish ones

Marcy Oster The bill would make $19.8 million available to fund security at New York City’s private schools, the first time religious and non-public schools in the city will receive taxpayer-funded security... [Link]

Young woman whose father, brother killed in terror attack gets married

Marcy Oster Sarah Techiya Litman married Ariel Beigle on Thursday night; thousands were expected to celebrate with them, including some from the Diaspora, in answer to the couple’s call inviting the public ... [Link]

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