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  • Reading between the lines of, ‘Thank God it was the Americans’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 12, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    As reported by Bloomberg, five Black Hawk U.S. army helicopters and one Chinook chopper descended on a Polish farm in the town of Gruta on Wednesday in an emergency landing that was precipitated by thick fog. (Great photos available here.)

    Understandably, the residents freaked...

  • Gaza terrorists fire shoulder-launched missile at Israeli helicopter

    October 17, 2012 | 10:02 am

    Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched an anti-aircraft missile at an Israeli Air Force helicopter.

    It is believed to be the first time that the Strela shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile was used against an Israeli aircraft. The missile fired last week missed its target --...

  • Residents make noise at Berman’s hearing to silence helicopters

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 7, 2012 | 1:36 am

    Windows of houses in Holmby Hills have been rattled. Horses near Glendale have been spooked. A recent Beethoven concert at the Hollywood Bowl was all but ruined.

    These are among the annoyances that have been caused by noise from helicopters, which was the subject of a community...

  • Clinton: Russia shipping attack choppers to Syria

    June 12, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    The United States charged Russia with delivering attack helicopters to Syria.

    “We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday at an appearance with Israeli President Shimon Peres. “We are...

  • Hollywood’s helicopter moms vie for Power in ‘Talk’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 15, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    “Girls Talk” is Roger Kumble’s latest play about narcissistic Hollywood power brokers, but the sardonic black comedy is not set within the studio system. Rather, it revolves around status-climbing mommies embroiled in their own power plays: nanny poaching, and — in the most...

  • You can’t be too involved in supporting your child

    August 27, 2008 | 11:26 pm

    A while back, the president of my alma mater penned a scathing denunciation of pushy parents. Barnard College's Judith R. Shapiro cited egregious examples -- a mother who met with a dean to discuss her daughter's research project and parents who don't let their children get a word in...
  • Hi-Lo

    By Rob Eshman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    The way to see Israel, I finally learned after two years of living there and umpteen visits, is by helicopter. We were five journalists whizzing south from Hertzliya, several-hundred feet in the air. Our guide was Marcus Sheff, a former journalist who now runs something called The...
  • Israel booming but helicopters may be an omen of trouble ahead

    By Jack Weiss

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    On a recent morning, as Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ratcheted up warnings that Israel was preparing to launch a major operation in the Gaza Strip, I stand on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lookout a few hundred yards from Gaza, as two dark Apache helicopters swoop down and...
  • Remembering Zvika

    By Dina Adler

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I have the worst possible news," said our friend Avram Bar-Shai, calling from LAX. "Zvika has been killed in a helicopter crash and we are on the way to his funeral." Tzvi Luft

    She was referring to the death of Tzvi Luft, who died on July 24. He was 42. Esther and Avram Bar-Shai, Agoura...

  • Briefs

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    OU Reaches Out to Deaf Community

    The Orthodox Union's deaf outreach came to Long Beach for a Shabbaton gathering of the deaf and their families, a small event that meant a lot to the often-isolated Orthodox deaf community.

    "There wasn't a big turnout, but I think that it's...