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  • 11 years without Ilan Ramon

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 3, 2014 | 8:04 am

    We all remember that moment on Febuary 1st,  2003, when we realized our hero in space, Ilan Ramon, would not return. On that day, 11 years ago, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth's atmosphere at the end of a 15 day and 22 hour...

  • Humanity Among Carnage: The Boston Marathon

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 16, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    By Michael Welch

    Whenever I hear about a tragedy, I ask myself, “What would I do if I witnessed it firsthand?” This is not as selfish as it may seem; I just want to know whether or not I am one of the courageous, kind, and humane people that I always hear about. What is going...

  • A prayer of healing from the tragedy in Newtown

    December 20, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Our hearts are breaking, God,
    As our nation buries innocent children and brave teachers.
    The loss is overwhelming.
    Send comfort and strength, God, to grieving parents,
    To siblings, family and friends in this time of shock and mourning.
    Shield them from despair.
    Send healing...

  • Jewish parent power tools can help kids cope with the tragedy at Sandy Hook and beyond

    December 19, 2012 | 11:21 am

    There’s been a lot of talk in the news about what to say to children about the massacre at Sandy Hook.  A steady stream of experts attempting to provide some sort of parental protocol for addressing this unimaginable tragedy with our kids: Find out what our child knows before...

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  • In Between in Aurora

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    July 25, 2012 | 8:00 am

    My father, alav hahalom, died shortly before Passover in 2011. When we learn that a close relative has died, but the person has not yet been buried, we are called an onen, or “someone in between.” Mourning doesn’t officially start until our loved one is buried, so we are in...

  • Let us reap wisdom sown by tragedy of Tisha B’Av

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    August 2, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    This week we observe the fast of Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

    Last year before Tisha B’Av, The Jewish Journal published an article that loosely and foolishly spoke of the destruction of the Temple as a good thing.  Those who offer such...

  • Giffords’ husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly releases statement about the tragedy in Arizona

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 10, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    The following is a statement by Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly, taken from the congresswoman’s website. For more information on the Arizona shooting, click here.

    “On behalf of Gabby and our entire family, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the...

  • The Gaza Flotilla Tragedy (NOT Just Another Opinion)

    By Misha Henckel

    June 3, 2010 | 9:25 pm

    Like so many others, I have been deeply disturbed and quite despondent over recent events in the waters off of Gaza. I wanted to write something here, but was loath to add to the wanton opining from a distance by many who seem so ready to add fuel to an already raging conflagration....

  • Poland’s tragedy is our tragedy

    April 12, 2010 | 11:01 am

    When the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and dozens of other officials crashed in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk, Russia on Saturday, this immense disaster was also a personal tragedy.

    I lost friends in the crash that killed key leaders from the Polish...

  • Astronaut Ilan Ramon’s son dies in IAF crash

    September 13, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    The son of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon was killed in the crash of an Israeli Air Force fighter plane.

    Capt. Assaf Ramon, 20, died Sunday while flying the F-16 aircraft as part of advanced training. He had completed the training course for pilots with honors in June,...

  • Beauty can arise from tragedy

    September 24, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    In mid-July, our 26-year-old son, Micah, lost a lifelong friend, whom he had gone all through school with at Adat Ari El and Milken. On that day, Micah went to a birthday party for his friends Arash Khorsandi and Daniel Levian, two Persian Jews in his intimate circle of about 20...
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    By Steve Greenberg

    September 17, 2008 | 8:55 pm

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  • Nearly 150 die in Hindu temple stampede

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 3, 2008 | 10:53 pm

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    Nearly 150 pilgrims, many women and children who had traveled to worship a Hindu goddess, were trampled to death Sunday during a stampede.

    A long line of pilgrims had formed along a stepped path leading up to the temple in the morning when heavy rains began. Many then tried to take...

  • ‘Tragic Loss’ documents Israeli astronaut’s ill-fated flight

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Space escapades have been filling the news of late, from the tale of a jealous NASA astronaut stalking her rival to Virgin Galactic's 99-minute trek into space for $200,000. But it is all a far cry from the devastating turn space travel took four years ago, when the space shuttle...
  • Judith: The woman warrior who brought down a general

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Arabian rugs and pillows are spread out in a tent as Holofernes, the general of the Assyrians, plots his victory over the Israelites. Wearing a tunic, he speaks lines of great beauty: "I am overcome with wonder, trembling with a terrible infatuation."

    He is speaking of war, yet he...

  • Jill Soloway says comedy and tragedy go together

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Jill Soloway's collection of essays, "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants," the Emmy-nominated writer and co-executive producer of HBO's "Six Feet Under" recalls the time she lost her virginity at 17 to a 36-year-old with a golden chai dangling from his neck.
     
    "I was running from the...
  • First Person - In This Moment

    By Esther Pasternak

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Look where you want to go and you will go there," my ski instructor explained. As a college English major, I was always on the lookout for a good metaphor. I didn't ski much after that, but I used my instructor's metaphor constantly throughout college.

    When I graduated from UCLA...

  • Oops…Our 20th

    By Rob Eshman

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The news these days is gruesome, so it's difficult to feel celebratory. The brutal slaying of Ilan Halimi, a young Jew, by a gang of mostly Muslim anti-Semitic thugs in Paris; the fatal riots over a Danish cartoon; the death toll in Iraq -- no wonder I overlooked a sort of milestone...

  • Exhibit Links Shoah, Cambodia Genocide

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Midway through Roland Joffé's 1984 film, "The Killing Fields," journalist Sidney Schanberg, played by Sam Waterston, visits the family of his friend, Dith Pran, who has been captured by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The scene takes place in New York City, where Schanberg tries to...

  • Remember Sept. 11 the Jewish Way

    By Joel Haber

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I've always had a difficult time assimilating tragedy, and although it hit much closer to home for me, Sept. 11 was not much different.

    Even though it touched people all around me, and I was definitely affected, it still did not seem as intense or painful as it should have been.

    I...

  • Response a Disgrace—Not a Tragedy

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    We will be admonished not to make politics out of tragedy, but we have a responsibility to figure out what went wrong with the response to Hurricane Katrina.

    Today, far too often, tragedy is employed as an incantation to ward off responsibility. (Try Googling the phrase, "The events...

  • Israeli Artist Paints a Path to Healing

    By Emily Pauker

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There is something raw about the rough brush strokes in the work of native Israeli artist Rhea Carmi, and about her textured materials, such as sand and stone. But then, there also was a rawness to the tragedy that originally informed and inspired her work.

    Carmi lost her brother in...

  • African Shoah Lives in ‘Hotel Rwanda’

    By David Finnigan

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    When British actress Sophie Okonedo portrayed the wife of a hotel manager who saved more than 1,200 people during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, she worked with 10,000 extras -- including Rwandan refugees living in Johannesburg. Some agreed to be in "Hotel Rwanda's" harrowing scene...

  • Tragedy in Sudan Spurs Local Action

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    On Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) gave a sermon on the tragedy of Sudan and what the Jewish community needs to do about it.

    His proposed remedy: Start the Jewish World Watch (JWW), a commission of caring men and women that will monitor atrocities...

  • Rites to Mark Argentine Terror Attack

    By Florencia Arbiser

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At 9:53 a.m. this Sunday in Buenos Aires, a loud siren will sound in front of 633 Pasteur St., where the AMIA Jewish community center is located.

    The siren will mark the moment 10 years ago when a bomb went off, killing 85 people in the most devastating terrorist attack in modern...

  • A Solemn Day in Santa Monica

    By David Finnigan

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Santa Monicans call it "the accident." Upon further reflection, some residents also concede that while this word is accurate, it does not capture the enormity of what happened on July 16, 2003. That day, an 86-year-old man's foot pressed down on the accelerator of his 1992 Buick,...

  • The Soldier I Could Have Saved

    By Yoram Samuel

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Thirty-three years ago an Israeli soldier was killed during the War of Attrition in Fort Kantara on the Suez Canal. The soldier's name was Kobi; he was 19. I think about Kobi every day, and sometimes I don't sleep at night. Thirty-three years have passed, and I still live with it...

  • A Friendly Drink in a Time of War

    By Paul Berman

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A friend leaned across a bar and said, "You call the war in Iraq an anti-fascist war. You even call it a left-wing war -- a war of liberation. That language of yours. And yet, on the left, not too many people agree with you."

    "Not true," I said. "Apart from X, Y and Z, whose...

  • Teen Victims Tell Their Stories

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On June 1, 2001, Larisa Azyaski stood with her best friend Irina Nepomnyaschy among a sea of teenagers clamoring to get into the Dolphinarium, a popular Tel Aviv club. Suddenly, the place exploded. A suicide bomber detonated himself, and Azyaski saw only darkness in front of her. She...

  • Sept. 11 From the D.C. Perspective

    By Ivor Davis

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Lionel Chetwynd called the White House Press Office to request an interview with the president, he got lucky.

    Very lucky.

    The Los Angeles-based writer-producer had hit a brick wall on his script about how President Bush and his Cabinet acted hours following the catastrophic...

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