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

    2 days ago

    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

    3 days ago

    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

    3 days ago

    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

    4 days ago

    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’

    4 days ago

    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

    1 week ago

    Meet Ezra Schwartz.

    He’s eighteen and spending his gap year in Israel, just like my own children did. At least he was until yesterday. Now he’s dead.

    Ezra was murdered by fanatics, on the spree of unrelenting bloodlust that’s happening right now in the Jewish State. I am...

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

    1 week ago

    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...