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  • Lone Soldiers: Why you’re over there and not back home

    September 3, 2014 | 6:06 pm

    Dear Chayalim Bodedim (Lone Soldiers),

    Until Michael Levin, the paratrooper from Philadelphia, was killed in August 2006, almost nobody knew who we were.

    In July we lost three more of our own: Max Steinberg from Los Angeles; Sean Carmeli from South Padre Island, Texas; and...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 27, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    Dikla Kadosh has been appointed to the top leadership position of the Los Angeles chapter of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). Effective Aug. 25, Kadosh will succeed the IAC’s new national CEO, Sagi Balasha, as the L.A. regional director.

    The IAC, a national organization with...

  • A eulogy for our son, Max Steinberg

    August 18, 2014 | 12:53 pm

    The parents of Max Steinberg, the IDF soldier from Woodland Hills, CA killed in action during the Gaza conflict, delivered this eulogy at a public memorial service for their son on August 12, 2014 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Stuart Steinberg:

    Evie, Paige, Jake...

  • Event celebrating Max Steinberg draws nearly 1,000 to Saban Theatre

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2014 | 6:23 pm

    A memorial service for fallen Lone Soldier Max Steinberg at the Saban Theatre on Aug. 12 painted the area native as both a normal young adult and a hero, one who loved having fun, formed easy connections with others and whose quest to find himself took him to the Jewish homeland.

    ...
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  • With grief and pride, Max Steinberg gets an L.A. goodbye

    By Jared Sichel

    August 6, 2014 | 5:02 pm

    As her son’s rifle strap, helmet and personal military items rested in front of Evie Steinberg and her husband, Stuart, on the bimah at Stephen S. Wise Temple, Evie, dressed in black, wanted to talk about the time that her son, Max, pretended not to understand Hebrew when his base...

  • An Evening for Max Steinberg

    August 5, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    For more information, please email honormax@jewishjournal.com.

  • Excerpts from the stars: Steinberg family consoled by Kraft, Netanyahu, Peres

    By Jared Sichel

    August 4, 2014 | 12:16 pm

    Days after hearing of the death of IDF volunteer Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Los Angeles resident who was killed in Gaza on July 20 when his elite Golani unit was ambushed, stars in Israel and the United States sent their touching letters of condolence to the Steinberg family. An...

  • The meaning of Tisha b'Av in trying times

    July 30, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    This is not the first time war has ravaged the small slip of land that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Jordan River to the east. Canaan, Eretz Yisrael, Judea, Syria Palaestina, Bilad al-Sham, British Mandate of Palestine, The State of Israel, whatever its name, it...

  • Steinberg’s funeral in Israel largest of any IDF soldier since Gaza conflict began

    By Simone Wilson

    July 30, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    In what has been reported as the largest turnout for an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) funeral since the beginning of Israel’s current war in Gaza, around 30,000 Israelis swarmed Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on July 23 to pay their respects to Los Angeles native Max Steinberg.

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  • Letters to the editor: Max Steinberg, civilian casualties, victim narratives and more

    July 30, 2014 | 9:45 am

    Honoring Max

    To Evie and Stuart and Paige and Jake,
    You were blessed with a wonderful son and brother (“A Fallen Soldier, Max Steinberg Found His Purpose in Israel,” July 25). We were blessed by his service to defend and protect our country. We could call upon and count upon Max...

  • Foreign fighters in Israel: 2014 isn’t 1948

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 25, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Reading about the mass outpouring of mourners at the funeral for Max Steinberg, the 24-year old Angeleno killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, I was struck by a routine mention toward the end of the report.

    It read, “U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro extended a message of support and...

  • When your child fights in Gaza, this is how it feels

    By Jared Sichel

    July 23, 2014 | 6:18 pm

    Jonathan and Daphne Orenshein do not like when an unknown number pops up on their cell phone. 

    Their son, Kevin, 21, operates a tank in the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) Givati unit and, as of his last report to his parents, was likely headed into a dense Gaza City neighborhood,...

  • Blaming Birthright for a Gaza death

    July 23, 2014 | 9:39 am

    Is Birthright Israel to blame for the death of Max Steinberg, one of two American Israeli soldiers killed in the war in Gaza?

    That’s the assertion of Allison Benedikt, a senior editor at Slate, who first provoked Israel supporters in 2011 with an angry and rambling essay about...

  • 30,000 attend funeral of U.S. lone soldier Max Steinberg

    July 23, 2014 | 8:43 am

    A crowd estimated at 30,000 flooded the funeral of American lone soldier Max Steinberg, who was killed in Gaza.

    Steinberg, a native of Los Angeles who came to Israel to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces several months after visiting for the first time on a Birthright Israel...

  • For two Americans, service to Israel ends in tragedy

    July 22, 2014 | 5:02 pm

    Sean Carmeli, a sergeant in the Israeli army, was stationed in Israel’s South awaiting possible orders to enter Gaza.

    He was exchanging Facebook messages with his friend Ian Benisti, a U.S. Marine reservist who was visiting Israel from California. The two had planned to get...

  • Why I side with Israel

    By David Suissa

    July 22, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Is it OK to take sides in a war? Is it OK to side with a country you love, a country whose values you believe in, a country that celebrates life but is being attacked by enemies who glorify death?

    And how do you champion your side while still showing sensitivity for the pain of...

  • Consul General David Siegel on the death of Max Steinberg

    July 21, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    We are heartbroken by the death of Max Donald Steinberg, a Los Angeles native who volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Golani Infantry Brigade. On July 20th, Max valiantly fell in the line of duty on the frontline of Operation Protective Edge. The people...

  • Slain Americans in Gaza among long line from U.S. to fight for Israel

    July 21, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    Three days before he was killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, American Nissim Sean Carmeli sprained his ankle, and a doctor asked the Texan if he wanted to heal before going into action.

    He refused, according to Maya Kadosh, Israel's deputy consul for the U.S. Southwest.

    "He...

  • Two U.S. citizens among Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza City

    July 21, 2014 | 11:17 am

    Two American citizens were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the heavy fighting in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood.

    Max Steinberg, 24, of Beersheba and Los Angeles, and Sean Carmeli, 21, of Raanana and South Padre Island, Texas, were members of the Golani Brigade killed...

  • A fallen soldier, Max Steinberg found his purpose in Israel

    By Jared Sichel

    July 20, 2014 | 8:26 pm

    Just over two years ago, two brothers and a sister – Max, Jake and Paige Steinberg – returned to Los Angeles from a whirlwind tour of Israel.

    The trip, which was sponsored by Taglit-Birthright, impacted all three. But none more than Max, who was 22 at the time, and the trio’s...

  • Max Steinberg, L.A. native and IDF volunteer, killed in Gaza

    By Jared Sichel

    July 20, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Max Steinberg, a Woodland Hills native and volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was killed Sunday along with 12 other soldiers in the Gaza Strip, amidst an Israeli operation to quell rocket fire and destroy underground smuggling tunnels.

    [Related: A fallen soldier, Max...

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