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  • Body found in Jerusalem Forest reportedly confirmed that of missing N.J. yeshiva student

    3 weeks ago

    Israel Police reportedly confirmed that a dead body found in Ein Kerem near the Jerusalem Forest is that of Aaron Sofer, a yeshiva student from New Jersey who went missing in the area a week ago.

    The body was found in a shallow ditch a the side of the road in the neighborhood,...

  • Hatzolah at the ready

    By Jared Sichel

    January 15, 2014 | 4:04 pm

    When the Northridge earthquake struck 20 years ago, emergency city services — ambulance, fire, police — were under heavy strain, with extremely high call volume. As in any disaster, many people in need of assistance simply could not be helped quickly.

    And when the next big one...

  • Lights out (and sirens off) for Hatzolah?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 12, 2013 | 5:09 pm

    In March 2011, Hatzolah of Los Angeles, the Orthodox Jewish volunteer emergency response corps, celebrated its 10th anniversary in this city. The celebratory dinner offered a chance for the group to thank some of its supporters, and the hundreds who attended — including elected...

  • The low-budget rescue team

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 10, 2011 | 6:40 pm

    At 10:32 on a Tuesday morning, exactly seven minutes after he ran out the door of his real estate management office, Steve Fleichman, a volunteer with Hatzolah of Los Angeles, pulled an ambulance up to the front of the Goodwill shop on Beverly Boulevard. Other Hatzolah responders’...

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  • Hatzolah volunteer confronted

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 2, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    A Beverly Hills Police officer pointed his gun at a Jewish emergency medical technician who was responding to a car crash on Olympic Boulevard on Jan. 20.

    The EMT, a volunteer with the Hatzolah of Los Angeles Jewish emergency rescue team, was rushing to the scene of a two-car...

  • Don’t call him super-rav

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 22, 2010 | 8:29 pm

    “Is Rabbi T a crime-fighting rabbi?” That’s what a student asked Pressman Academy Rav Beit Sefer (head school rabbi) Chaim Tureff at a recent question-and-answer session.

    “Lehavdil,” Tureff responded, using the Hebrew word to draw a distinction between himself and the...

  • Exploding Knives, and Other Hazards of Kashering

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 25, 2009 | 9:13 pm

    Let me just start by admitting that I probably didn’t really need to put the knife directly on my burner. But it was the first time in a very long time I was kashering anything, and I had conflicting guidance from my rabbi and my mother, and I thought I needed to drop a hot metal...

  • Honoring Hatzolah, Anjelica Huston, Sheba

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    All Hail Hatzolah

    Ambulances, LAPD squad cars and fire trucks filled the parking spaces outside Beth Jacob Congregation the evening of March 16 -- but there was no emergency going on inside.

    Rather, it was an "Evening of Appreciation" for the Los Angeles Fire Department, presented by...

  • Letters

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Heartless Rav

    I support Rabbi David Wolpe's position entirely ("We Must Condemn Heartless Bilge," Sept. 16). Rav Ovadiah Yosef has made Israel look very bad. Why would a scholar of Israel speak such racism, a man of our ancient traditions who should have more respect for human...

  • Southland Responds to Relief Needs

    By David Finnigan

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Prominent rabbis have been urging their congregations to give generously to Hurricane Katrina relief funds, the most prominent being one set up by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, which had raised more than $500,000 by early this week.

    The scope of the disaster is...

  • Hatzolah Expands Emergency Service

    By Julie G Fax

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    After midnight one Sunday last December, Motty Stock found his wife, Freda, unconscious on the bedroom floor. He picked up two phones and simultaneously called 911 and Hatzolah, an all-volunteer emergency first-response service.

    While Stock was still on the phone giving information...

  • Your Letters

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    David Woznica

    The June 6 report that The Federation has taken a gambit -- re: bringing Rabbi David Woznica to Los Angeles from the 92nd Street Y in the hope his passion for Judaism lectures and teaching will "spark" a flow of dollars to the community's United Jewish Fund campaign...

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