Hey, Jewish Orgs: #ResistFads

The Jewish community needs to consider the possibility that social media is a bad investment.

05/05/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last week, in the run-up to Yom HaShoah the Israel Defense Forces' Interactive Media Branch called on their followers to "contribute to Holocaust remembrance" by posting "a photo of yourself together with a Holocaust survivor on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #WeAreHere."

Russel Neiss

At IDF Dinner, The Story of Dani's Medal

04/28/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Yael Schiffenbauer came from Israel last month for the annual New York dinner of Friends of the IDF. At the dinner, she shared the story of her husband, Dani, and the medal FIDF awarded him.

Yael Schiffenbauer and Arthur Stark at Friends of IDF dinner. Courtesy of FIDF

Israeli Troops Discover Gaza Terrorist Tunnel

03/20/2014 - 20:00

Israeli security officials said soldiers uncovered one of the largest tunnels near the border with Gaza.

Four IDF Soldiers Hurt In Golan Blast

03/18/2014 - 20:00

Four Israeli soldiers patrolling the border with Syria were injured, one seriously, when a roadside bomb was detonated next to their jeep.

IDF Soldier Killed In 'Rogue' Attack At Lebanon Border

12/16/2013 - 19:00

An Israeli soldier patrolling Israel’s border with Lebanon was killed by what is believed to be a rogue Lebanese soldier.

Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen, 31, of Afula, was killed on Sunday night when the Lebanese soldier fired as many as seven shots from a pistol at an army  patrol near the Israeli army outpost at Rosh Hanikra.

Israeli Soldiers Retaliate After Unit Comes Under Fire From Syria

12/01/2013 - 19:00

JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers patrolling in the southern Golan Heights came under fire from Syria.

Israeli Medical Team Leaves Phillipines After Treating More Than 3,000

11/25/2013 - 19:00

The Israel Defense Forces emergency medical team left  the Philippines 11 days after arriving there to aid typhoon victims.

The 148-person medical team vacated the IDF’s emergency field hospital in Bogo City on Monday after treating more than 3,000 patients, including 800 children, according to the IDF spokesperson. The team also conducted 52 surgeries and delivered 36 babies.

Lt. Shai Brovender with newborn delivered with help of medical team. Photo courtesy IDF

People With Disabilities Help An IDF Recruit Deepen Her Love Of The Land

Before enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces, I put a lot of consideration into where I wanted to serve.  I thought about how I would be able to make the most of my abilities and how I could best contribute.  I understood that I would have to do something that I loved and felt connected to. 

Yael Bar with Nina Paul and a group of children with disabilities. Photo courtesy LOTEM - Making Nature Accessible

Opening Homes, And Hearts, To Wounded Warriors

Hope for Heroism program has big payoff for local families and IDF soldiers.
10/14/2013 - 20:00
Westchester Correspondent

The six Israelis stood quietly at the front of the classroom while the eighth graders at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale watched a short film depicting the experiences of young Israeli soldiers who had been wounded in combat. The students didn’t flinch from the often-graphic imagery of violent ambushes by Hamas or Hezbollah, or hospital scenes showing doctors’ efforts to stitch them back together.

IDF soldiers visit Solomon Schechter School of Westchester.  “It’s an incredible two-way street.” Merri Rosenberg
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