Japan Earthquake

Japan Jews Staying Put As Relief Funds Flow

Community leader says life goes on at Tokyo community center as U.S. Jews send millions for relief.
04/11/2011 - 20:00
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In his 16 years living in Tokyo, Phillip Rosenfeld has seen a few earthquakes shake Japan’s capital.

But when the ground started shaking and buildings swaying on March 11, he immediately knew this one was different.

“This was much more severe than anything that happened for a very, very long time,” said the Cleveland native who runs a travel business based in Tokyo and was with a friend spending his first day in Japan. “When the earthquake struck I was walking down the street and just stood in place as the ground began to sway more and more.

Israeli medical personnel check on a baby near disaster area in Japan check. IDF Photo

Japan Disaster, Itamar Killings Put Jewish Giving On The Spot

Community opens wallets for two tragedies.
03/14/2011 - 20:00

Almost as soon as the catastrophe in Japan began unfolding last Friday, Jewish groups scrambled to figure out how to get help to the area.

Jewish organizations have joined the relief effort in Japan.
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