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Mideast

At summer camps and trauma centers, Beersheva students face rockets with locals

BEERSHEBA, Israel—During Israel’s conflict with Hamas in 2009, Eli Nachmani, already using a wheelchair, injured his leg when a rocket hit this southern Israeli city. More...

Liberman: Israel should retake Gaza

Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Liberman, said Israel should retake the Gaza Strip in the current military operation. More...

$90-million plan to reduce violence

Israel’s Cabinet approved a $90- million plan for the socioeconomic development of eastern Jerusalem with an eye toward reducing violence. The plan will focus on increased security and police there. More...

Federation

Federation is raising $150,000 for LOTEM Protected Classroom Project in Israel

In March, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey went on their first mission to Israel in nearly 13 years. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DOROTHY “DOT” COHEN was a strong and happy woman who followed the beat of her own drum. She led a life well lived. She died at the age of 97 in her home in the state of Washington of age-related causes. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JULY 24 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. KATZ JCC Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. Call 435-1247 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org. FRIDAY, JULY 25 CONG. BETH TIKVAH More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JULY 24 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for non-members. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Columns

Ambassadors to Bulgaria program offers life-changing summer experience

BBYO BLOCK

Some teens go down the shore over the summer; others go to camp. I, however, had the unique opportunity of visiting the country of Bulgaria from June 23 to July 2 with BBYO’s Ambassadors to Bulgaria summer experience. More...

Federation and its Family of Agencies help seniors live a full and active life

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

L’dor v’Dor. More...

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

Happy Summer everyone! With the hot weather, comes lots of steamy Jewce! GREAT READS More...

Temple Emanuel Birthright group experiences Israel during wartime

They nicknamed themselves “Bird Strike,” and from the very start, their 10-day Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel was intense and unexpected. More...

Wildwood Jewish community embracing history and change

On a Saturday morning in early summer, just a block and a half from the Wildwood Boardwalk, a small group prays inside a quaint, historic temple—the only synagogue in Cape May County. More...

Local News

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South Jersey residents stand with Israel

Hundreds crossed the bridge for a Israel solidarity rally at Love Park

Danielle Chornock has been looking for ways to support her brother, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, and to educate friends posting anti-Israel messages on Facebook. More...

Bar mitzvah project helps wounded warriors journey to Israel

MEET SETH ROSENTHAL…

HOMETOWN:Cherry Hill SYNAGOGUE:Cong. Beth El FAMILY:Parents Marty andMarla; brother Lyle, 10;dog, Max FAVORITE STRATEGYGAME:War Hammer 4000 FAVORITE FOOD:Tacos More...

Mt. Laurel resident honored by Technion

Mt. Laurel resident Andy Shapiro was recently awarded an honorary fellowship at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for his deep commitment to the Technion and Israel. More...

World News

Moneyball maven striking it rich for the Oakland Athletics

BALTIMORE—As director of professional scouting and baseball development for the Oakland Athletics, Dan Feinstein scouts amateur players, evaluates the organization’s talent, is involved in contract negotiations and arbitration cases, pond More...

Jewish mother and daughter killed in Ukraine shelling

A Jewish mother and daughter were killed in a shelling in the embattled eastern Ukraine city of Lugansk. The victims of Friday's explosion were identified on the website of the Lugansk Jewish community as Svetlana and Anna Sitnikov. More...

In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors are saying, ‘Never Again!’—with a gun

LOS ANGELES—It’s a sunny morning in Southern California and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes off five shots with a handgun. More...

Editorial

Israel needs our support now to help in this time of war

EDITORIALS…

Israel is at war again. The sirens are signaling an unprecedented missile barrage that threatens Israelis throughout the country. Israeli soldiers and civilians are on the front lines, but they are not alone. Jews throughout the world are rallying. More...

DRY BONES… Protective Shields

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Presbyterian vote to divest raises grave concerns

The resolution of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to divest $21-million from three American companies doing business in Israel was greeted with outcries of dismay and disappointment by the Jewish community. More...

Religion Column

This year’s Tisha B’Av fast will be unlike any other in my life

This may sound strange, but I like fasting. Let me qualify that. I don’t “like” fasting. But I find fasting on Judaism’s major and minor fast days a powerful and meaningful experience. More...

Voice at the Shore

Philanthropist James Klinghoffer donates $50,000 to JFS program

James Klinghoffer, a Longport resident and wellknown philanthropist, recently made a $50,000 donation to the Jewish Family Service nursing and nutrition program that bears his name. More...

Exhibit at Sam Azeez Museum highlights life-saving farming school

The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, part of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, is running a special exhibit depicting the story of Gross-Breeson, an agricultural training farm for Jewish youth established in 1936 on the Germany/Poland More...

Campers show their talent

JCC Camp By The Sea Talent Campers decorated a sign for their big show. More...