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  • 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,...

  • An outsider’s viewpoint on the Sandy Hook shooting

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 18, 2012 | 11:39 am

    First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart goes to the victim's family and friends. This is a terrible loss of innocent people whose only crime was to go to school. Here, in Israel, the story reached the first pages of the newspapers, and shock stroke us all. In the name...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Christianity in the Oakland school shootings

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 3, 2012 | 10:44 am

    By now, everyone has heard about the shooting at Oikos University, a small private school in Oakland, that left seven dead. The suspect reportedly sought revenge against a school administrator, after he was expelled, and when she wasn’t on campus upon his visit, a rampage ensued.

    ...
  • French shooter was on U.S. “no fly” list

    March 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The French Islamist gunman suspected of murdering seven people who was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday was on a “no fly” list maintained by U.S. authorities, two American officials said.

    The officials would not disclose precisely when the militant, Mohammed Merah, was...

  • Gunman dies in hail of bullets as French siege ends

    March 22, 2012 | 9:04 am

    A 23-year-old gunman who said al Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France died in a hail of bullets on Thursday as he scrambled out of a ground-floor window during a gunbattle with elite police commandos.

    Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, died from a gunshot...

  • Security group asks U.S. Jewish groups to be on alert

    March 19, 2012 | 10:38 am

    The security arm of the U.S. Jewish federations asked Jewish officials to remain vigilant in the wake of a deadly attack on a French Jewish school, citing the possibility of copycat attacks.

    “While this event initially appears to be localized, we are always concerned about the...

  • A teacher and three students shot dead outside French Jewish school

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 19, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Tragic new from France this morning that evokes images of the North Valley JCC shooting in 1999. JTA reports that three students and a teacher were shot dead outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France:

    A man riding a motorbike reportedly opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar...

  • Four killed in shooting at French Jewish school

    March 19, 2012 | 7:58 am

    Four people—a teacher and three students—were shot dead outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, officials said.

    A man riding a motorbike reportedly opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar Hatorah School, where students were waiting to enter the building at the start of the...

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