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Red Alert: Israel App

Israelis have 15 seconds to get to a bomb shelter once a siren is sounded. Video blogger Aaron Herman speaks with a developer of the Red Alert app, which provides a visual warning to back up the aural system.

Brooklyn Baby Named For 3 Murdered Israeli Teens

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A Brooklyn baby was named Eyal Gilad Naftali in memory of the three murdered Israeli teens.

The name was announced at the baby’s bris on Monday, according to the NRG news website. He is the son of Yankee and Bina Teitelbaum, who live in the Crown Heights neighborhood.

A Palestinian Caregiver With A Heimishe Touch

In Park Slope, a tale of coexistence and toilet training.

07/15/2014
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On Friday nights I get to my girlfriend Brenda’s Park Slope clapboard and welcome Shabbos with her and her 3-year-old daughter Marta. I stay through the weekend and on Monday mornings will walk Brenda and Marta to Rida’s two-story house, where Marta and several other children will spend the day.    

An observant single mom finds an unlikely caregiver for her daughter. Trevor Owens via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Film Fest Mines Jewish Humor And Food

07/15/2014
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It may be summer but as far as the Westchester Region of Hadassah is concerned, that’s no excuse for not considering those most important of Jewish issues: humor and food.

Scene from “When Do We Eat?” and poster from “When Jews Were Funny.”

Federation Leaders See — And Experience — Rocket Attacks

On whirlwind tour, JFNA raising $10 million for emergency campaign.

07/15/2014
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A few dozen North American Jewish leaders from the United States and Canada were in the auditorium of a hospital in Ashkelon early this week, listening to a speech about the effect that the current military conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip was having on the Barzilai Medical Center, when they heard the effect with their own ears.

UJA-Federation’s Alisa Doctoroff, right, with Jewish Agency’s Alan Hoffman in Israel’s south.  Moshe Milner
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As Rockets Rain, Local Teens In Israel Stay Vigilant

Trip organizers re-evaluate itineraries in light of danger in Israel’s south.

07/15/2014
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Rivka Hia, 19-year-old Yeshiva University student from Queens, awoke on the night of July 8 to the wailing of sirens. She, along with 30 other Yeshiva University students, was staying in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malakhi, about 25 miles from the Gaza Strip.

YU students, above, at camp for at-risk Israeli teens in town near Gaza border. Courtesy of Counterpoint Israel
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Nadine Gordimer, Chronicler Of South Africa, Dies At 90

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 Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning South African chronicler of apartheid and its aftermath, has died.

Gordimer, 90, died Sunday at home in Johannesburg, a statement from her family said, according to the New York Times.

Shin Bet Releases Details Of Murder Of Palestinian Teen

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 Israel’s Shin Bet security service released the details of the murder of Palestinian teen  Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

Three suspects, one age 30 and the other two minor, from Jerusalem and its environs, have confessed to the murder, according to the Shin Bet, which released a report on the investigation on Monday. The suspects are all part of the same extended family.

Gaza Conflict Disrupts Airplane Travel — In Florida

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A Jewish woman was ejected from a JetBlue flight after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger.

Couple Arrested For Threats On Hamptons Synagogue

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A divorced couple from Long Island was arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails to a synagogue in the Hamptons.

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