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  • After two weeks of hope, a community mourns slain Israeli teens

    July 2, 2014 | 12:09 am

    Only 18 days after joining together in a hopeful prayer vigil for three Israeli teenage boys abducted at a bus stop outside their school, 1,500 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community grieved together in a memorial service for the teens—Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali...

  • Open letter from Leehy Shaar

    June 20, 2014 | 6:50 pm

    To My American Friends,

    I’m writing this letter to all the fathers in the United States who have teenage boys, who can identify with the feeling that a parent feels as they wait for their child to come home from school.

    You and my older brother, Ofir, have something in...

  • Hundreds gather in L.A. park for vigil for 3 kidnapped Israeli teens

    By Jared Sichel

    June 20, 2014 | 11:37 am

    As Israeli forces continued the search for three kidnapped Israeli teenagers taken on June 12 from a West Bank bus stop where they were hitchhiking, hundreds of Los Angeles Jews gathered Thursday evening at Pan Pacific Park for an emotional candlelight vigil and prayer service.