Adam Lanza

Israeli Grove To Be Planted To Memorialize Newtown Victims

01/01/2013 - 19:00

More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.

A sister memorial to this one in Newtown will be planted in Israel by the Jewish National Fund. Getty Images

Newtown Rabbi: Gun Control, Anti-Bullying Policies Are Vital

12/26/2012 - 19:00

Hours after Adam Lanza executed 20 first graders and 6 adults in Sandy Hook elementary school, five minutes from my synagogue, Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown, I spoke with my good friend and colleague, Monsignor Robert Weiss, about the “culture of violence” in the United States.

Rabbi Shaul Praver

In Grief, Stereotyping Mental Illness

12/17/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Every American reels with shock and horror in the aftermath of school shootings like the one this past Friday in Connecticut.

Ari Ne'eman

Talking To Kids About Mental Health: The Other Topic After Sandy Hook

12/16/2012 - 19:00

As soon as I heard the news about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, I immediately thought to myself in horror “What if one of my kids had been a victim?”  I also knew as soon as I thought it that there would have been absolutely nothing I could have done to prevent it had either or both of my 11-year old twins been in the worst possible place at the worst possible time. 

But my next thought was even more upsetting: “What if one of my kids had been the shooter?” 

Deborah Grayson-Riegel

Jewish 6-year-old Youngest Of Newtown Shooting Victims

12/15/2012 - 19:00

A Jewish child was identified as the youngest of the 26 victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

First grade student Noah Pozner, the youngest of the victims murdered on Friday, had just turned 6 years old Nov. 20; he will be laid to rest on Sunday.

Israeli news site Ynet reported that Pozner's twin sister is also a student at Sandy Hook but survived the shooting.

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