Tel Aviv Semester

Sticking It Out In Israel

American Jewish students express commitment to staying put, while NYU suspends its Tel Aviv program.

11/20/2012
Staff Writer

Mitchell Nathanson’s calls to Israel increased when Ahmed al-Jabari died in Gaza.

Nathanson, an attorney from West Hempstead, L.I., whose daughter and step-daughter are spending this year in separate post-high school intensive Torah study seminary programs in Israel, realized that Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza would intensify after the Israeli Army last week assassinated al-Jabari, Hamas’ military commander.

Students Jordana White, Marissa Young, Saskia Freud and Aleeza Shumacher at Western Wall.
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