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Holidays, happiness and hope for Sderot


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/circuit/article/holidays_happiness_and_hope_for_sderot_20080418

When Ari Platt spent a Shabbat in Sderot and saw the depleted condition of civic life there, he knew he had to do something. In only a few weeks, the Los Angeles native, currently studying at Yeshivat HaKotel in Jerusalem, decided to organize a Purim carnival for the town of Sderot -- a reprieve from their harsh reality for a day of festivity, spirit and celebration. He galvanized support from the Jewish communities in Los Angeles and Israel, despite warnings from his yeshiva that he was embarking on a dangerous mission.

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