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  • Locust swarm crosses from Egypt into Israel

    March 4, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    A swarm of locusts that descended on Egypt has begun to cross into southern Israel.

    A small swarm of the destructive cousin to the grasshopper was discovered Monday in the Ramat Hanegev region near the border with Egypt. They are expected to be exterminated Monday night or early...

  • The world must not remain silent

    December 4, 2008 | 1:37 am

    Following is the text of a speech Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and director of the Simon Weisenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, delivered at the community memorial for Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg at Chabad House in Westwood on Nov. 30.

    What is there to say or speak? What...

  • Unwelcome Visitors Plaguing Israel

    By Helen Schary Motro

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    In strong language a week ago, the United States renewed its security warning against travel to Israel. Nevertheless, millions of visitors are certain to ignore it -- including both the most welcome tourists and the least desirable arrivals of all.

    Five hundred million visitors...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Count the Days



    Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the days between Pesach and Shavuot, will be celebrated on May 9. The letters lamed and gimmel, which spell the word "lag," have a value of 33. It's a time to light a campfire with your parents and friends, and to make toy...

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  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the days between Pesach and Shavuot, will be celebrated on May 20. The letters lamed and gimmel, which spell the word "lag," have a value of 33. It's a time to light a campfire with your parents and friends, and to make toy bows and...

  • A Portion of Parshat Bo

    By Abby Gilad

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In last week's parsha, the Israelites sat back and watched as God brought seven plagues upon the Egyptians. This week, we read of the final three plagues. All of a sudden, the Israelites are told that they must help God in the last plague. How? They must smear the blood of a lamb on...

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