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  • Family of yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz visits site where he was killed

    December 28, 2015 | 8:22 am

    The parents and four siblings of Ezra Schwartz visited the West Bank spot where the American yeshiva student was killed by a Palestinian terrorist.

    On Sunday, Ruth and Ari Schwartz of Sharon, Massachusetts, and their children saw the traffic junction in Gush Etzion where the...

  • Goodbye, Ezra

    November 30, 2015 | 10:05 am

    I’m really not one to post long political Facebook statuses but something about the events of these past few months has made me feel the need to vocalize my thoughts.

    As I checked my social media feeds this past Motzei Shabbat, two sides of the same story seemed to dominate. My...

  • What Obama did and didn’t say about Ezra Schwartz

    November 25, 2015 | 8:48 am

    How the Obama administration has handled last week’s murder in the West Bank of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Massachusetts, on his gap year in Israel, has raised painful questions among Jewish Americans upset by his senseless death.

    “Obama Silent on Killing of...

  • Obama calls Ezra Schwartz’s family to offer condolences

    November 24, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    President Barack Obama called the parents of Ezra Schwartz, the 18-year-old American student murdered last week in a Palestinian terror attack in the West Bank, to offer his condolences.

    In the telephone call Monday, the president said that Schwartz’s Israel studies had...

  • U.S. teen’s murder in Israel ripples among L.A. parents

    By Jared Sichel

    November 24, 2015 | 10:06 am

    When Leat Silvera wakes up in the morning and sees alerts on her Facebook news feed for terror attacks in Israel — which is 10 time zones away — she quickly looks for words such as “Alon Shvut” or “Gush Etzion,” the area of the West Bank south of Jerusalem where her 18-year-old...

  • Patriots to hold moment of silence for Ezra Schwartz before Monday night game

    November 23, 2015 | 8:27 am

    The New England Patriots will have a moment of silence in honor of slain American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz prior to their “Monday Night Football” game against the Buffalo Bills.

    A spokesman for the Patriots confirmed the tribute to JTA on Monday morning, the day of the game....

  • Remembering Ezra Schwartz: ‘He made our lives better and happier’

    November 22, 2015 | 6:12 pm

    For some 2 1/2 hours, Ezra Schwartz was remembered for his unbridled joy and passion for life, his deep and ever-widening circle of friends, and his athletic prowess as a champion baseball player and adventure-seeking skier.

    Hundreds of mourners filled a Boston-area synagogue...

  • Meet Ezra Schwartz

    By Peter Himmelman

    November 20, 2015 | 10:27 am

    Meet Ezra Schwartz. He’s 18 and spending his gap year in Israel, just like my own children did. At least he was until two weeks ago. Now he’s dead.

    Ezra was killed by fanatics during the spree of unrelenting bloodlust that’s happening right now in the Jewish state. I am troubled...

  • American yeshiva student killed in West Bank identified as Mass. 18-year-old

    November 19, 2015 | 1:56 pm

    The American yeshiva student killed in a West Bank shooting was identified as Ezra Schwartz of Sharon, Mass.

    Schwartz, 18, was one of three people killed Thursday near the settlement of Alon Shvut. He reportedly was studying for a year at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh.


  • VIDEO: Gimpel the Fool (Isaac Bashevis Singer)—Animation by Ezra Schwartz

    June 29, 2008 | 11:49 pm

    Gimpel the Fool Part 1

    Gimpel the Fool Part 2

    From Ezra Schwartz’s Web page:

    In the summer of 1992 I was looking for a short story to animate. Nothing seemed to click, until I read “Gimpel The Fool” by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

    I realized that the characters, beliefs and...