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  • In Case of Emergency Avoid the Stairs

    By Ilana Angel

    December 29, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    The other day I was rushing out the door, reached into my far too big purse to find my sunglasses, lost focus for a split second on where I was, and went flying down a flight of stairs. It was so shocking and violent that I had an out of body experience. I actually floated outside...

  • Six Israelis dead, dozens injured in holiday car accidents

    March 28, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Six Israelis died and dozens were injured in car accidents during the Passover holiday.

    Israel Police recorded 160 car accidents from Tuesday to Thursday. Magen David Adom emergency services treated nine people with serious injuries, as well as 13 with medium injuries and 146...

  • USC student Samuel Levine dies tragically

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    University of Southern California student Samuel Levine has died in an accident while on spring break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  He was 22.

    "Our deepest sympathies are with Sam’s parents and family members," said Steve A. Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and...

  • Mayim Bialik’s pain-coping techniques

    August 28, 2012 | 3:42 pm

    Mayim Bialik, who nearly lost her right hand thumb in a car accident two weeks ago, told “Access Hollywood” in an interview that immediately following the accident, her first instinct was to get out of the car, fearing it would explode. “Many Denzel Washington films” ran through...

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  • Mayim Bialik nearly loses thumb in car accident

    August 16, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Actress Mayim Bialik seriously injured her hand in a car accident in Los Angeles.

    A car filled with tourists crashed into Bialik’s car on Wednesday in Los Angeles on Hollywood Boulevard, TMZ reported.

    Bialik, 36, who stars in the “Big Bang Theory” and was a child star in “Blossom,”...

  • Micol Cohen, community member, dies at 34

    July 5, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Micol Cohen, a 34-year-old international marketing professional, was fatally injured in an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accident on June 24. Cohen, a native Italian who lived in Beverly Hills, was a passenger when the vehicle veered off a private road in Malibu and, according to the...

  • Israeli soldier killed in Mount Herzl stage collapse

    April 18, 2012 | 7:55 am

    One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

    The collapse came Wednesday afternoon during a rehearsal for the national Memorial Day ceremony to be held next week, according to reports.

    A bank of heavy lights crashed to...

  • Palestinian children killed in West Bank bus accident

    February 16, 2012 | 10:21 am

    At least eight Palestinian schoolchildren on a field trip were killed when a truck collided with their bus on a rain-soaked road in the West Bank.

    Dozens of elementary school age children on the bus headed from eastern Jerusalem for Ramallah were also injured. The students were...

  • Jewish community member dies in car accident

    By Ryan Torok

    November 23, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    [UPDATED: Wednesday, 9:35 p.m.]

    On Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, 88-year-old Berish Landau lost his life while crossing the same street in the same way he did every morning—on his way to pray and study at a Chasidic Yeshiva in Hancock Park. A car was coming too fast, didn’t see him...

  • 2 Israelis killed in incident in West Bank

    September 23, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Israeli police said a West Bank car overturning that left an Israeli man and his baby dead was an accident.

    In a Twitter post, David Ha’Ivri, a settler leader who lives in the nearby West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, said the car was overturned after Palestinians threw rocks at...

  • Angels Among Us

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 3, 2011 | 11:53 am

    Jared Sharon was driving on the 101 on a rainy March afternoon when he lost control of his car, flipped three times down the side of the freeway and landed upside down. He was bleeding profusely, but was conscious. He turned to God, praying for help.

    And help arrived, in the form...

  • Beauty can arise from tragedy

    September 24, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    In mid-July, our 26-year-old son, Micah, lost a lifelong friend, whom he had gone all through school with at Adat Ari El and Milken. On that day, Micah went to a birthday party for his friends Arash Khorsandi and Daniel Levian, two Persian Jews in his intimate circle of about 20...
  • Obituaries

    September 17, 2008 | 9:20 pm

    Our thoughts go to the families of the men and women who were killed in the Metrolink Train 111 crash in Chatsworth on Friday, Sept. 12.

    We also send our prayers to the families of the men, women and children who were killed when a passenger jet, en route from Moscow to Perm in...

  • q 4 u re metrolink

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 17, 2008 | 8:55 pm

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  • Survivor, rabbi recall horror of Metrolink train crash

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 5:11 pm

    Richard Slavett normally takes the 4:36 p.m. Metrolink train from Glendale to his home in Thousand Oaks, but last Friday his daughter-in-law was flying in from the East Coast and he decided to go home early.

    Slavett, 69, owner of the Glendale Tire Co. of Glendale, caught the 3:45...

  • Man drowns in Lake Piru while rescuing daughter

    By Jay Firestone

    September 3, 2008 | 7:45 pm

    Close to 400 people packed the second-floor Moshe Ganz Hall on La Brea Blvd. Tuesday morning to pay respects for Naftoli Smolyanksy, who died in a boating accident Aug. 25.

    To accommodate the overflowing crowds, speaker systems were set up in adjacent rooms and outside. This...

  • Hyler begins to heal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 23, 2008 | 7:56 pm

    Talent Manager and producer Joan Hyler is on the slow road to recovery.

    After a devastating accident that nearly killed her last Friday Aug. 15, Hyler has undergone multiple surgeries to assess and repair damage to her organs, arms and legs. After being struck by a car on the...

  • Joan Hyler’s condition stabilizes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 19, 2008 | 10:55 pm

    Hollywood talent manager Joan Hyler’s critical condition has stabilized, three days after she was struck by a car on the Pacific Coast Highway and nearly lost her life.

    Friends and family reporting through UCLA’s carepages have said that Hyler received numerous blood transfusions...

  • Hyler condition stabilizes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 19, 2008 | 7:46 pm

    Hollywood talent manager Joan Hyler’s critical condition has stabilized, three days after she was struck by a car on the Pacific Coast Highway and nearly lost her life.

    Friends and family reporting through UCLA’s carepages have said that Hyler received numerous blood transfusions...

  • Don’t click on this story about a ‘circumcision accident’

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 15, 2007 | 8:51 pm


    Really, you can try and find out what’s behind that provocative headline on our home page nifty JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Java [tm] news ticker, but why would you?

    It’s much better if you make up your own story.

  • First Person - In This Moment

    By Esther Pasternak

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Look where you want to go and you will go there," my ski instructor explained. As a college English major, I was always on the lookout for a good metaphor. I didn't ski much after that, but I used my instructor's metaphor constantly throughout college.

    When I graduated from UCLA...

  • Defy Gravity

    By Rob Eshman

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld and I shook hands 20 minutes before we were to jump out of an airplane together at 12,500 feet. It would be my first solo jump. Dan has made some 23,000 -- he's stopped counting except by the thousands.

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    Brodsky-Chenfeld smiling as the author falls to earth.

     

    I...

  • Remembering Tibor

    By Gloria Baran

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As Shavuot approaches, I can't help but remember the afternoon of the first day of Shavuot two years ago when my neighborsand I stood outside our homes and wondered whether terrorists had struck again, as the sound of sirens permeated the air and an army of helicopters circled the...

  • Power of Prayer?

    By Beverly Gray

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In the wee small hours of Dec. 7, 2003, my husband and I got the phone call that every parent dreads. A matter-of-fact voice said, "This is UCLA Medical Center. Your son, Jeffrey, has been hit by a car. He's got at least a couple of broken bones, but he's alert and he's asking for...

  • Clarinetist Finds His Klezmer Voice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "I came to klezmer quite by accident," said virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer.

    He was a noted classical musician around 1987 when a chance encounter on a Manhattan bus changed the direction of his career.

    Seated nearby was the accordionist from a klezmer band that played in front...

  • Sean’s Last Ride

    By Aaron Shohet Kemp

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Aug. 21, my dear friend Sean Nova, a beloved member of the Pico-Robertson and greater Los Angeles Jewish communities, passed away in a freak accident while repairing electronic equipment in his studio. Sean was only 30 years old.

    I first met Sean in 1996, several years after he...

  • Right Place, Right Time

    By Rabbi Ben-Tzion Kravitz

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2003, and I was approaching the end of a successful three-week mission to Israel dedicated to responding to a new wave of missionary activity. In addition to lectures, news interviews and meetings with government officials, my colleagues and I...

  • Death Stalks Family

    By Tom Tugend

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A local American Israeli family, which lost a daughter in an airport shooting rampage last July 4, is in renewed mourning for a son who died Nov. 26 following a car accident.

    Nimrod Hen, the 18-year-old victim, was the brother of Victoria "Vicky" Hen, 25. She was one of two people...

  • A Siberian-Jewish Tragedy

    By Larry Derfner

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The crash of the Air Siberia jet over the Black Sea last week was an Israeli tragedy, but more specifically and acutely, it was a tragedy for Siberian Jewry. Fifty of the 76 people killed were Siberian Jewish immigrants to Israel, mainly from the metropolis of Novosibirsk.

    "I would...

  • Special Night of Music

    By Dr. Rosemary Cohen

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    At the end of August 1992, a young man, who had gone out to a bar because he was "bored," struck our car. The drunken driver injured my family and killed Liana, my 18-year-old daughter, as we were returning home from Friday night services. Liana was going to fly out the next day to...

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