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  • Amid search in Israel for missing yeshiva student, prayer vigils in N.J.

    August 26, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Israel Police units continued to search the Jerusalem Forest area for a New Jersey yeshiva student who has been missing for four days.

    Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, was last seen at noon Friday when he and a friend began climbing down a steep incline on a hiking trail. The friend...

  • N.Y. father of seven missing

    March 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    [UPDATE March 24] Body of N.Y. father of seven found in state park.

    [MARCH 18] A father of seven from New York's Rockland County is missing after making suicidal comments.

    Search efforts continued on Tuesday for Peretz Sontag, who has been missing since Friday morning. Sontag...

  • Chabad center taking in Oklahomans displaced by deadly tornado

    May 21, 2013 | 9:54 am

    A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.

    The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma also is collecting supplies for those left homeless by the tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday...

  • Missing Israeli found in North Hollywood

    By Ryan Torok

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Syril Zimand, a 28-year-old Israeli thought to be missing by his father, turned up in North Hollywood on Jan. 20,  approximately 25 days after the father, Henri Zimand, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who lives in Israel and Monaco, told the Jewish Journal and the Los Angeles...

  • Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood [UPDATE]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 7, 2013 | 5:25 pm

    [UPDATE, Jan. 7:] According to Detective L. Saiza of the Los Angeles Police Department's missing-person unit, as of Jan. 7 Henri Zimand has not filed a missing-persons report with the LAPD about his son, Syril Zimand.  This despite the fact that Zimand has asked the LAPD, the...

  • Israeli missing in Los Angeles

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    [UPDATE: Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood]

    The son of an Israeli businessman and philanthropist is believed by his father to be missing in Los Angeles.

    Henri Zimand posted on Facebook on Jan 2 that his son, Syril Zimand, 28, has not been heard from...

  • Missing Florida millionaire left tefillin on abandoned boat

    September 4, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who went missing in June, left his tefillin on his abandoned boat.

    All of the life jackets also were accounted for, the Coast Guard reported, according to the Sun-Sentinel, after getting the records through a Freedom of...

  • Missing U.S. tourist found dead in Israel

    May 29, 2012 | 10:26 am

    The body of an American tourist missing since last week was discovered near Beit Shean.

    Herman Kuehn, 80, of Platte County, Mo., was separated from his group on May 26 while visiting antiquities sites in Beit Shean, in northern Israel. His body was discovered Tuesday in an...

  • A Mother Who Loves Her Child and a Child Who Loves Her Mother

    By Ilana Angel

    July 29, 2011 | 10:43 am

    It is Friday and I have never looked so forward to a weekend in my life.  My son will be home from vacation on Monday and so this weekend will undoubtedly be painfully long.  I am so excited for him to come home I could bust.  It has been 4 weeks and I want him back.

    I was thinking...

  • Body of Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky found, suspect arrested

    July 13, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    The dismembered body of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who disappeared while walking home from camp was found and a suspect was arrested in his murder.

    The intensive hunt for Leiby Kletzky, the Chasidic boy who had been missing since Monday afternoon, ended early Wednesday morning with...

  • Indiana University student still missing

    June 15, 2011 | 1:03 pm

    Lauren Spierer, a sophomore at Indiana University, remains missing a week after disappearing on her way home from a sports bar.

    Spierer’s case was featured June 11 on Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted.”

    Spierer, 20, who is Jewish, has been missing since early on the morning...

  • Jewish college student missing in Indiana

    June 6, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Police, family and friends are searching for Lauren Spierer, a sophomore at Indiana University who is missing.

    Spierer, 20, who is Jewish, has been missing since early on the morning of June 3, the Indiana Daily Student reported.

    Fliers with the native New Yorker’s picture and...

  • Several Israelis still missing in New Zealand

    February 23, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Up to four Israelis who were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time remain missing and are feared dead.

    On Wednesday, Israel’s consul to New Zealand, Teddy Poplinger, said that his staff is working to contact all Israelis who were reported to be in the area of the quake when it...

  • Volunteers needed to search Lake Piru for missing father

    By The Web Guy

    August 26, 2008 | 6:56 pm

    Naftoli ben Anna rescued his daughter when she fell out of the family’s boat on Lake Piru but was unable himself to climb aboard.  Volunteers are combing the area for any sign of the mssing man.

    Yeshiva World News reports the following:

    A massive search is underway in Lake Piru,...

  • Local community refuses to forget 12 missing Persian Jews

    By Norma Zager

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    12 missing Persian Jews: not forgotten
    Nearly 300 members of the Iranian Jewish community and local Persian-language media gathered at the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills on Sept. 27 for an event sponsored by the Council of Iranian Jews to discuss the fate of 12 Persian...
  • Actor’s Missing Dad Takes Center Stage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In his raw, autobiographical monologue, "Who Is Floyd Stearn?" actor Michael Raynor struts onstage with a swagger reminiscent of James Caan. Raynor, playing himself, jabs a finger at a faded photograph.

    The photo was taken on 185th Street in Queens, on his grandmother's lawn. In...

  • Arts No Longer Plays Second Fiddle

    By Julie G Fax

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    More than 10 times during Rena Ahdut's stay at Solomon Schechter overnight camp in Olympia, Wash., last summer, her mother made the long drive from Tacoma to bring her home for dance rehearsals.

    "It was kind of hard to come and go all the time," said Rena, 14, who dances ballet, tap...

  • AMBER: The U.S. Moral Alert

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At least once a week, we hear reports of missing children. Some are found alive and others, tragically, dead.

    Some become names on the missing list and remain a mystery.

    The heartbreak is great, and families never truly recover from the trauma. For years, we have been aware of this...

  • Levy Missing

    By Aleza Goldsmith

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Every morning as Rabbi Samuel Graudenz prays, he asks for the safe return of Chandra Ann Levy.

    "I can only pray, though the signs are not good, that God will find her alive and well," said the 85-year-old rabbi emeritus of Modesto's Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, where Levy's...