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  • Hasidic camp bus crash in Pocono mountains injures at least 9

    July 22, 2016 | 12:55 pm

    An accident involving a mini-bus bringing Jewish campers home from a trip in Pennsylvania injured at least nine teenagers.

    The Brooklyn-bound bus flipped over and rolled onto its side around 2:30 a.m. Friday on Route 423 in the Pocono Mountains, News 12 Brooklyn reported.


  • Sopranos, Scams & Stupidity

    By Ilana Angel

    June 22, 2016 | 4:51 pm

    Let me begin by saying I appreciate all the messages from people wanting to kick Boots in the ass. I had no idea so many of my readers are Sopranos deep down. The requests for his name, address, and phone number came with offers to break his legs or “pay him a visit”. It was...

  • Crash kills three workers at Jewish camp in Pennsylvania

    May 27, 2016 | 11:34 am

    Three staff members of a Jewish camp in eastern Pennsylvania were killed when the van they were traveling in lost control and drove into a drainage pond near the camp just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The two men and a woman, including the driver, were all seasonal workers at Camp...

  • Convoy of U.S. ambassador to U.N., Samantha Power, hits and kills boy in Cameroon

    April 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm

    A vehicle in the motorcade of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations struck and killed a young boy in Cameroon on Monday during a visit to the Lake Chad region where countries have been targeted by the Boko Haram group.

    Samantha Power, who is visiting Cameroon, Nigeria and...

  • It’s Easy for Things to Escalate

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    March 23, 2016 | 1:00 am

    It was a beautiful day last Saturday, as I pulled into a parking space at the synagogue, intending to greet people coming to attend that day’s bar mitzvah service. After I shut off my engine, I looked to my right, and saw a woman in the car next to me. It occurred to me that I had...

  • YULA student’s death in car accident stuns community

    By Ryan Torok

    September 30, 2015 | 10:48 am

    Late on the afternoon of Sept. 24, hundreds of people gathered at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary to mourn 15-year-old YULA Girls High School student Tsofia Mesica, who died three days before in Tarzana as a result of a reported “car surfing” accident. Throughout the...

  • YULA Girls School student said to have died in car accident

    September 22, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    [UPDATE: Sept. 25, 8:20 a.m.] Rabbi Yisroel Levine of Chabad of Oak Park led the funeral service of Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School (YULA) Tsofia Mesica, who died on Monday in an incident involving a car. 

    "We’re told that kids were running around doing silly things with...

  • Driver in N.Y. accident that killed Hasidic couple sentenced to 25 years in prison

    April 14, 2015 | 9:58 am

    The driver of a car in an accident that killed a young Hasidic couple in Brooklyn was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

    Julio Acevedo, 46, was sentenced Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. He was convicted in February of two counts of second-degree...

  • The Day Texting and Driving Smacked Me in the Rear

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    March 11, 2015 | 1:00 am

    I don’t text and drive. It’s not that I’m particularly virtuous, it’s just that I don’t text very much. I still use old-fashioned emails and phone calls for the most part. So much so that I have a phone plan that charges 20 cents per text and that’s still cheaper than buying a...

  • CBS News reporter Bob Simon killed in N.Y. car crash

    February 12, 2015 | 8:53 am

    Bob Simon, the Emmy Award-winning CBS News and “60 Minutes” correspondent, was killed in a car accident in New York City.

    Simon, who covered nearly every major overseas conflict and news story since the late 1960s, reportedly was a passenger in a hired car on Wednesday evening...

  • Driver in Metro-North crash was Jewish mother of 3 from Scarsdale, N.Y.

    February 4, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    Ellen Schaeffer Brody, a Jewish mother of three from Scarsdale, was identified as the driver of the SUV that caused a deadly Metro-North train accident in suburban New York.

    Brody, 49, and five passengers aboard the train were killed during rush hour on Tuesday evening when the...

  • NBA icon Harvey Pollack seriously hurt in auto accident

    January 6, 2015 | 12:38 pm

    Harvey Pollack, an iconic figure in the NBA, was seriously injured in a car accident.

    Pollack, 92, the director of statistical information for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been hospitalized since the one-car accident on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia. He is unable to communicate...

  • Stolen Tesla violently crashes into Kol Ami

    By Ryan Torok

    July 9, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    [UPDATE JULY 10]: Congregation Kol Ami executive director Sadie Rose-Stern expressed “sadness for the family” of the deceased, Joshua Michael Slot, who stole a Tesla on July 4 and crashed into Kol Ami. Slot died on July 7, according to a Cedars-Sinai spokesperson. 

    The car split...

  • 8 Palestinians arrested for near-fatal stoning

    March 15, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Israel arrested eight Palestinians suspected of causing a car accident that left an Israeli infant in critical condition.

    The suspects, who were apprehended by Israeli soldiers, Shin Bet security agents and police, are suspected of causing several injuries to Israeli civilians by...

  • Blessings & Tragic Loss

    By Ilana Angel

    August 2, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    I am a woman of faith and I have a close relationship with God.  I speak with God on a daily basis and some days I feel like I speak with him more than anyone else in my life.  I don’t ask him for anything, but I do pray for guidance and clarity.  I thank him for being a source of...

  • Jewish Geography

    By Ilana Angel

    May 30, 2012 | 7:21 am

    A couple of weeks ago my son got into his first car accident.  It was a hit and run right by our house and it shook me to my core.  Thank God he was not hurt.  I knew it would happen, and know it will happen again, but it truly scared us both.  He went from wanting to drive all the...

  • Eight members of one family killed in car accident

    May 22, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    Eight members of one northern Israeli family were killed when their car’s brakes failed and the car rolled down a hill.

    The family mini-van burst into flames at the bottom of the hill, killing six children and their parents early Tuesday morning.

    One daughter, 7, survived because...

  • My Mother, My Son, Myself—Happy Mother’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    May 13, 2012 | 7:58 am

    I am sad to be away from my mother on Mother’s Day.  I’ve been thinking back and I don’t believe I have been with my mom on Mother’s Day for 20 years, which seems so wrong.  We talk of course, but it’s not the same thing.  Ever since I became a mother myself, we have had...

  • The Last Taboo: The Lord Shall Preserve Thee From All Evil

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 13, 2012 | 9:15 am

    My boyfriend and I were in a car accident this weekend.  We both are fine.  Nothing more than a few bruises on us.  The cars were not so lucky, though of course we know it could have been much worse.  But when the storm had passed, the incident afforded me an unexpected peak into an...

  • 22-year-old Dies in Car Accident

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 25, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    The 22-year-old son of a teacher at Valley Torah High School died in a car accident on La Cienega Boulevard near Rodeo Road Monday afternoon.

    Shimon Grama, the son of Rabbi Daniel and Ruth Grama, was heading home from the airport when he was involved in a major accident. He was...

  • Local rabbi’s daughter, granddaughter killed in Israel car crash

    March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles Rabbi Yisroel Adelman, owner of La Brea Kosher Market near Hancock Park, lost his only daughter in a car accident in Jerusalem on Friday.

    Devorah Levenberg (neé Adelman) and her one-year-old daughter Aliza were killed instantly in a head-on collision in the Pisgat Ze'ev...