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Israel keeps treating Syrians

Israel keeps treating Syrians

SAFED, Israel — When an Israeli army ambulance brought an injured Syrian man to Ziv Medical Center in this northern Israeli city two months ago, the doctors didn’t know where exactly he was from.

They saw that his leg had been amputated, and based on his own fragmented account and the physical evidence, the doctors surmised he had been hit by a shell.

But they didn’t know exactly how he had gotten there. And when he leaves the hospital later this month, they don’t know where he’s going.

“I’m not scared,” said the Syrian, whose name was withheld by the hospital because Israel and Syria are in a state of war. “Nothing worse will happen to me, so who cares if I’m in Israel?”

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:27 )

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Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrationsEVERY Friday at noon, my two-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the JCC of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch. We are usually late, and the JCC’s Heritage Center, catering to active seniors (and their preschool-aged guests), is only our first stop. Vivien refuses to leave until she and zayde have had a run of the entire building. At the White Theater, she chatters on about the time she saw “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.” She reads books about Purim an...

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:20 )

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Medical research backs circumcision

Medical research backs circumcisionLOS ANGELES — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles. A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. The publication of the article on April 4 by the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings is the latest development to tip the scales in favor of circumcision in the scientific, cultural and political struggles over the practice. Some say this series of blows has damaged...

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:30 )

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International

Hungarian Jewish leader resigns

Hungarian Jewish leader resignsBUDAPEST — Gusztav Zoltai, the director of Hungary’s federation of Jewish communities, or Mazsihisz, resigned in what community leaders said was a protest against the government over Holocaust commemorations. But Szombat, the Hungarian Jewish newspaper, published an article on April 9 alleging that Zoltai quit because of financial irregularities connected with Budapest’s main Jewish cemetery on Kozma Street and other affairs. Zoltai, who is in his 70s, has served as Mazsihisz’s directo...

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:37 )

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Community solidarity gathering

Community solidarity gatheringA community solidarity gathering will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Robert E. Loup JCC Elaine Wolf Theater. The gathering is being held a show of support for and solidarity with the Kansas City Jewish community following the tragic shootings at the Jewish Community Campus there earlier this week. There will also be a security briefing presented by the Denver JCC.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 01:31 )

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