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  • Pakistan’s Malala challenges world leaders to educate Syrian refugees

    September 24, 2013 | 9:22 am

    Pakistani education crusader Malala Yousafzai and other youth activists challenged world leaders on Monday to come up with $175 million to educate 400,000 Syrian children who fled to neighboring Lebanon to escape a civil war in their homeland.

    As leaders gather in New York for...

  • Report on its military’s abuse of Palestinian children is redundant, Israel says

    June 20, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Israel said a United Nations committee that accused its military of mistreating Palestinian children recycled information from another U.N. agency’s report.

    “Palestinian children arrested by (Israeli) military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and...

  • UNICEF: Israel mistreats Palestinian children in custody

    March 6, 2013 | 8:33 am

    Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law, a UNICEF report said on Wednesday.The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17, most of them...

  • The mitzvah of Adoption, Denied Orphans in Russia, and The Baal Shem Tov

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 19, 2013 | 8:08 am

    A Chabad family in Nepal recently made a great public Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of G-d’s name) by adopting a starving child. While definitions for these terms vary, what is clear is that there are millions of orphans around the world and we must all do our part.


    What...

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  • Joe Sherwood: Honoring good police work

    By Rachel Heller

    November 20, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    It started with the morning paper. Every day, when Joe Sherwood read the news, he was struck by an imbalance he saw in law-enforcement reporting. 

    “Anytime there was a bad cop, it would be front-page news,” recalled Sherwood, 95. “They never talked about all the good police work...

  • Israeli tablets to purify water for Syrians

    October 30, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Citing humanitarian reasons, the Israeli Finance Ministry recently gave the green light for a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals – which is owned by the Israeli company but is based in Ireland – to sell water purification tablets for distribution in war-torn Syria, even though it is...

  • NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law,” the groups said in a petition issued Thursday. “More than half of...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Art Accolades

    Twenty-five years of great music and great Judaic art were celebrated at the 25th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles. At the opening night concert, festival founder and arts educator Jean Abarbanel revealed how she and co-founder...

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