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Memorial promenade planned for three kidnapped boys

Memorial promenade planned for three kidnapped boys

NEARLY A year after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, the community in which they lived is determined to transform the scene of their abduction into a place of safety and beauty.

Community leaders of Gush Etzion call their project “The Boys’ Promenade,” in memory of yeshiva students Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah who on June 12, 2014, were kidnapped at a bus stop by Hamas terrorists posing as Israelis. The abductors murdered the youths within minutes.


Lining up a Jewish rogues' gallery

Lining up a Jewish rogues' galleryNEW YORK — Rabbi Barry Freundel was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for surreptitiously videotaping naked women in the mikveh shower room adjacent to his synagogue. The sentence meted out on May 15 in DC Superior Court represented 45 days each for the 52 counts of misdemeanor voyeurism to which Freundel, the longtime rabbi of the Orthodox Washington congregation Kesher Israel, pleaded guilty in February. The terms will be served successively. Prosecutors had sought 17 years for Freundel, ...

Gutow stepping down from JCPA

Gutow stepping down from JCPANEW YORK — Rabbi Steve Gutow is stepping down after leading the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for 10 years. Gutow, the JCPA president and CEO, will stay in place while the public policy umbrella searches for a new leader, but will focus on interfaith and environmental projects and will leave day-to-day management to Ethan Felson, the body’s senior vice president, according to a JCPA statement released May 14.

JEWISHcolorado continues to raise funds for Nepal

JEWISHcolorado continues to raise funds for NepalIn the wake of a second earthquake to hit Nepal, JEWISHcolorado announces that its Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund continues to collection donations to to assist rescue and aid operations. Two and a half weeks after the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake took thousands of lives in Nepal on April 25, the already-traumatized Nepalese people were affected by yet another large scale quake.

Yes we can, can, can

Yes we can, can, canTEL AVIV — From the wrong angle, it looks like a bunch of unevenly stacked tuna cans, as if someone in the grocery store did a bad job. Look at it from the other direction, and its shape becomes clear: The cans are, in fact, a sculpture of a giant open hand holding a bag of clementines. That’s the idea behind “Come and See What Cans Can Be,” an exhibit of seven artworks constructed almost entirely from canned food.
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