My three kids and I made it out the door on time this morning - and, yes, I will happily accept congratulations for this not-always-the-case occurrence! The ride to school went smoothly, and one of our favorite safety-patrollers was on duty as my kids tumbled out of the car,...
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October 23, 2013 | 8:07 pm
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Meet Wendy, Winnie and Willie.
Done awwing? good.
These three sweet puppies were found deserted near the Israeli town of Netivot in the Negev Desert. The person who found them called Jay and his fiance Roni, a couple who volunteer for animal welfare and occasionally take...
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April 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm
As Holocaust survivor Robert Geminder led a walking tour in Pan Pacific Park on April 7, pre-arranged memory markers — labeled “ghettos,” “camps,” “resistance” and “rescue” — transformed an outdoor path into a historical timeline.
“The No. 1 reason I’m talking to you here is my...
April 22, 2012 | 12:53 pm
April 4, 2011 | 2:30 pm
My son and I were spending last Sunday together, just the two of us. We ran some errands, bought him things for school, and went to lunch. As we were driving past a Petsmart store, we saw a sign for an organization that adopts out dogs. Knowing my son, I tried to avert the car so...
March 11, 2011 | 5:03 pm
ZAKA International Rescue Unit said Friday it will send a team of trained volunteers from Israel to help the search and rescue efforts in Japan, following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that rocked the country earlier that day.
Following a consultation with the Israeli...
October 20, 2010 | 10:30 am
Israel’s tourism minister invited the 33 rescued Chilean miners to spend Christmas in Israel.
Stas Misezhnikov invited the miners for a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip with their wives to Israel, where they will tour the country, including sites holy to Christianity.
October 18, 2010 | 10:49 am
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Chilean mining executive Leonardo Farkas has written $10,000 checks to each of the 33 miners who are being rescued from a collapsed mine in Chile after being trapped for more than two months.
Farkas reportedly gave the checks in the miners’ names to each of the families and set up a...
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,...
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The story of the Exodus from Egypt makes for great cinema and stunning visual effects, as Cecil B. DeMille and Charlton Heston proved half a century ago.
Now a new version of "The Ten Commandments," with its timeless themes of slavery and freedom, faith and doubt, adultery and...
March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Until the late 1970s, very few Ethiopian Jews had ever wandered beyond the borders of their country and made it to Israel.
But in 1979, an insurgency in northern Ethiopia opened an exit route to Sudan, and thousands of Ethiopian Jews -- who called themselves Beta Israel but were...
December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The two young, sari-clad women, one in blue and one in orange, stand in the thatched-roof meeting hall, take...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Ten minutes after the tsunami hit, my phone started ringing. It's been ringing ever since, 24 hours a day -- husbands looking for wives, mothers looking for daughters, friends looking for their traveling companions.
As one of the Chabad emissaries living in Southeast Asia, I was...
September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
If your kids are out of the house and you're experiencing empty-nest syndrome, how about considering adoption? Don't worry though, this adoptee will be pretty low-maintenance -- all he needs is a caring family, food, water and, of course, plenty of fly-repellent gel.
The adoptees are...
March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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The United Jewish Communities has pledged more than $40 million this year for the rescue and relief of the Jews of Argentina.
Most U.S. federations say they are committed to meeting the goal that the umbrella organization has set to aid Argentine Jews, whose country has been hit by a...
November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm
November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm
During the darkest days of the Holocaust, 63 diplomats from 24 countries risked their careers, in some cases their lives, by issuing unauthorized visas and protective letters to save an estimated 200,000 Jews.The deeds of four of these brave envoys are honored in the documentary film...
September 2, 1999 | 7:59 pm
A middle-aged man climbed up to the cabin of a crane and drew the operator's attention to a small suitcase on top of a pile of rubble left by last month's killer earthquake in Turkey.
"Can you get it for me?" he pleaded. "Please, it's very important."
The huge arm of the crane pulled...
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