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  • Sandy Hook anniversary prompts Jewish institutions to review security

    By Jared Sichel

    December 13, 2013 | 11:33 am

    On Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with a semi-automatic rifle and two semi-automatic handguns, he easily broke through the school security system.

    Cameras dotted the school’s perimeter and the school even had a “sally port” system,...

  • Dying in vain in Santa Monica and Sandy Hook

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 12, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    This coming Friday, it will have been six months since a shooter armed with an assault rifle killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The same day also will mark one week since another gunman, using the same type of gun, killed five...

  • Gun violence in America: Scandal!

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Two years after his mother was shot and killed, Dallas Sonnier received a phone call from the police: His father had just been shot and killed.

    Sonnier’s parents had divorced long before. That both were murdered was sheer coincidence — as if gun violence in America isn’t common...

  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

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  • Israel to plant more than 3,000 trees to memorialize Newtown victims

    December 31, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.

    Hadassah has raised more than $61,000 toward the planting of trees honoring the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook...

  • Blowing Out The Candles

    December 25, 2012 | 9:05 am

    The round rosy face of the child is lit by the glow of candles on a birthday cake. The cake is enrobed in butter-cream frosting, the name of the child scrolled in colorful piping. The candles make a crown, with six or seven sparking points. The flames perform brilliant acrobatics,...

  • Fraudulent website seeking donations for Pozner family removed

    December 20, 2012 | 9:54 am

    A fraudulent website soliciting donations in memory of Sandy Hook Elementary School victim Noah Pozner was removed and redirected to the family's official website.

    The fraudulent site offered details about the murdered six year old and his family, and about the funeral, and asked...

  • Jewish schools respond to Newtown with discussion and security additions

    December 18, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Like every other mother in the United States, Patti Weiss Levy’s heart broke when she heard about last Friday’s school shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    The longtime Connecticut resident lives an hour away from Newtown, so she assumed she wouldn’t know...

  • Jewish groups push for action on gun control

    December 18, 2012 | 9:16 am

    In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control laws.

    Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), said his group is assembling a...

  • Newtown students return to class after school massacre

    December 18, 2012 | 9:06 am

    Students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut town of Newtown on Tuesday, accompanied by police and counselors to help them cope with grief and fear after a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school and altered attitudes about gun control in Washington.

    ...
  • At first Newtown funeral, Noah Pozner remembered as loving ‘little man’

    December 18, 2012 | 9:00 am

    It was a eulogy for a life that had only just begun.

    In a small Jewish chapel in Fairfield, Conn., Veronique Pozner remembered her son Noah as a rambunctious, video-game-loving “little man,” a boy with a perpetual smile and twinkly blue eyes who dreamed of becoming a doctor, a...

  • Newtown temple opens fund for family of Noah Pozner

    December 17, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, was remembered at his funeral as a child who liked to explore how things worked mechanically.

    Monday afternoon's funeral for Noah, a Jewish boy who turned 6 in late November, was the first among the 26...

  • Funerals for Newtown victims Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto begin as schools confront tragedy

    December 17, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Mourners in Newtown, Connecticut, headed for the first two of 20 funerals of schoolchildren massacred in their classroom as the rest of the nation on Monday anxiously sent children back to school with tightened security.

    Tiny caskets marked the first wave of funerals for the 20...

  • Obama consoles Connecticut town hit by school massacre

    December 16, 2012 | 6:20 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren, lauding residents' courage in the face of tragedy and saying the United States was not doing enough to protect its children.

    "Surely we can do better than...

  • Israeli leaders send condolence messages in Newtown massacre

    December 16, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    Israeli leaders sent letters of condolence to President Barack Obama over the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    "On behalf of the people of Israel, as friends and as parents, we stand with you today in contemplation and grief over the atrocious,...

  • Stopping Asperger’s from Becoming Another Victim in the CT Massacre

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 16, 2012 | 1:14 am

    I first heard about the Connecticut school tragedy from the TV stations at the gym, and felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I wanted to hear more about what had happened but couldn't stand to keep listening as the terrible details begin to emerge.

    In my mind, I could...

  • Jewish 6-year-old youngest of Newtown shooting victims

    December 15, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    A Jewish child was identified as the youngest of the 26 victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

    First grade student Noah Pozner, the youngest of the victims murdered on Friday, had just turned 6 years old Nov. 20; he will be laid to...

  • Murder in Newtown - God Help Us All

    By Ilana Angel

    December 15, 2012 | 8:17 am

    I am overwhelmed by what happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  My heart is broken and I cry at the senseless loss. I simply do not understand what happened and I am struggling. So many lives lost, so many lives shattered, so many questions will...

  • Healing from a Tragedy: A Recipe for Love

    By Elana Horwich

    December 14, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    We are all sickened with today's tragedy. My heart goes out to the families that have lost relatives and to the children who have lost teachers and friends. This terrible incident cannot be undone or excused.

    For a moment today I felt incredibly powerless. And then I remembered...

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