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  • Full Tel Aviv Marathon canceled due to heat forecast

    March 18, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    The full Tel Aviv Marathon, which was postponed a week due to oppressive heat, was canceled.

    The Tel Aviv municipality nixed the marathon on Monday, four days before the 26-mile race, after Israel's Health Ministry said the forecast for hot and drier than normal weather would...

  • Oppressive heat postpones Tel Aviv Marathon

    March 13, 2013 | 10:30 am

    The Tel Aviv Marathon was postponed for one week because of expected oppressive heat in Israel.

    The Tel Aviv municipality announced Tuesday that the full 26-mile marathon scheduled for Friday would be postponed because of the expected extreme high heat and in accordance with the...

  • Winter has arrived in Israel- a very stormy photo album!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 12, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Finally, in mid-January, the rain started to pour over the land of Israel. The rain is blessed, no doubt, but it caught us unprepared. After two straight stormy days, the streets were flooded to the point that some people took out their canoes and started sailing. Most of us, however, stayed at home with a hot coco; after all, we are not used to a cold weather of any sort. A few talented photographers dared to step outside and take beautiful photos of the storm-struck Israel…

  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    January 10, 2013 | 9:34 am

    Residents of the Holy City woke up to a blanket of white as some six inches of snow fell overnight, the largest snowfall since 1992. Schools were cancelled, businesses closed and joyful children bundled up to play in the cold white stuff many had never seen or enjoyed.

    “It’s...

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  • Snow falls in Jerusalem, northern Israel

    January 9, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Snow and hail began falling in the Jerusalem area and continued to fall in the north of the country.

    Areas of the West Bank, including Hebron and Ramallah were also blanketed in snow.

    The snow in Jerusalem is expected to accumulate, and residents have been requested to avoid...

  • Wild weather slams Israel

    January 7, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Rain and high winds have caused damage and power outages throughout Israel.

    Storms raged across the country and temperatures dropped to below normal on Monday. Flooding closed the Herzliya train station and the main Azrielli shopping mall in Modiin, while traffic lights went out...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF Former Chief of Staff, Dies at 68

    Former Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, died this Thursday after a long battle with cancer, at age 68. He was a significant figure in Israeli history, and will be remembered as a kind, one of a...

  • Weeks after Sandy, enormity of human and economic costs are becoming clear

    November 20, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Kenny Vance's multimillion-dollar beach house has stood proudly on the Long Island shore and weathered all manner of storms since 1916. Then came Sandy.

    Vance, a 68-year-old musician who has lived in Belle Harbor, N.Y.,  for most of his life, was preparing  to perform on a cruise...

  • Sandy stories: Destruction, recovery and human kindness

    November 6, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    A week after Sandy swept into the New York area with fierce winds, driving rain and a high tide for the history books, the nation’s largest Jewish community was still picking up the pieces. JTA gathered stories from around the storm zone about Sandy’s destruction, the recovery and...

  • Where was God When Hurricane Sandy Struck?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 31, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    What was G-d thinking when he sent Hurricane Sandy and what could have been its purpose?

    In truth, I don’t much care, because our role as humans is not to understand G-d’s plan in the face of horror and tragedy, but to challenge God and demand that human life always be protected...

  • Tree felled by Sandy kills Jewish teacher, college student

    October 31, 2012 | 8:34 am

    Two young Jews were killed in Brooklyn by a falling tree during superstorm Sandy.

    The pair were out walking a dog Monday night in the storm's high winds.

    The dead were identified by The New York Observer as Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, who worked as a high school teacher in the...

  • Jewish community bears impact of Hurricane Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Less than a year into her job at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, N.Y., Rabbi Debbie Bravo sounded remarkably poised as she and her community faced one of their most powerful challenges together: Hurricane Sandy.

    Bravo’s land line was dead. When she picked up her cell phone...

  • Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

    By JewishJournal

    October 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Know another organization helping with disaster relief? Let us know by commenting below.


    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is accepting donations to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  One hundred percent of collected donations will...

  • East Coast crippled by massive storm, death toll climbs

    October 30, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages.

    The storm killed at least 40...

  • Jewish institutions remain closed due to Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Jewish institutions throughout the eastern United States remained closed following the onslaught of superstorm Sandy.

    Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane late Monday night, made landfall near Atlantic City Monday, with hurricane-force winds of up to 85 miles per hour and...

  • Jewish institutions shutting down for massive storm

    October 29, 2012 | 9:15 am

    [UPDATE 5:15 p.m. PDT] Reuters 

    Massive storm Sandy made landfall on Monday along the coast of southern New Jersey, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

    Sandy was located about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City, N.J., and had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. 

    Reporting...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 15, 2012 | 10:30 am

    A group of Pro-Palestinians protested during a concert in Berlin, while the Israeli singing group, the Givatron, performed. The Israeli folk group was performing at a Jewish National Fund and Israeli House fundraiser when 10 protesters disrupted the show immediately after the...

  • New Orleans Jewish institutions remain closed in face of tropical storm Isaac

    August 30, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    New Orleans Jewish institutions remained closed Thursday as the region continued to bear the torrential rains and winds of a new massive storm.

    Hurricane Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical storm, lashed the region in the past few days with winds up to 80 miles per hour and drove...

  • New Orleans area Jews prepare for a wet, powerless Shabbat

    August 30, 2012 | 12:00 pm

    Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain.

    “Nobody wanted to be the person that said, ‘Oh let’s not move the Torahs this time,’” said Rabbi Ethan Linden. “We sort of went...

  • New Orleans Jewish institutions remain closed in face of tropical storm Isaac

    August 30, 2012 | 9:03 am

    New Orleans Jewish institutions remained closed Thursday as the region continued to bear the torrential rains and winds of a new massive storm.

    Hurricane Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical storm, lashed the region in the past few days with winds up to 80 miles per hour and drove...

  • Ex-Argentinians in Israel helping to rebuild tornado-ravaged JCC

    April 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Some Argentinians who moved to Israel have launched a campaign to rebuild a Buenos Aires province Jewish center destroyed in a tornado.

    The campaign by former members of Bet Am del Oeste-CISO, the only Jewish club in the western Buenos Aires province, has brought in $7,000 in its...

  • Wicked weather causing damage in Israel

    March 1, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Severe weather in Israel has caused damage and blackouts.

    Heavy rain and high winds disrupted air traffic at Ben Gurion Airport. Some wind gusts reached 62 miles per hour, according to reports.

    The severe weather is supposed to last at least until Saturday; Friday is expected to be...

  • Wind closes synagogues, schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 1, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Gusts that peaked at 97 miles per hour whipped through the Los Angeles area Wednesday night, downing trees and power lines and leaving some synagogues and Jewish schools with minor damage and no power.

    Hardest hit was the Pasadena area, where the Jewish Federation of the Greater San...

  • Friendship Circle Walk not quite rained out

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 30, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    A little rain wasn’t going to scare The Friendship Circle — but a lot of rain was a different story. Despite “rain or shine” boasts on fliers for The Friendship Circle’s second annual Walk for Friendship, the walkathon for special needs children and their teenage buddies...

  • Hurricane Irene takes a toll on Jewish community with three deaths, but institutions spared

    August 29, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    For some in the Jewish community, Hurricane Irene was a soggy inconvenience.

    But for others it became a moment to extend a helping hand—in at least three cases, tragically.

    David Reichenberg, a 50-year-old father of four from Spring Valley, N.Y., died while saving a father and his...

  • Irene downgraded as four million without power

    August 28, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    At least four million people are without power and nine dead in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

    The streets of New York City remained deserted on Sunday, as public transportation remained shut down, and the storm hit...

  • New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

    August 26, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

    The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East...

  • New Year, New Changes

    By Rob Eshman

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last week I was driving to a family celebration at Leisure World in Laguna Hills when I noticed something very odd about the weather: Fall was in the air.

    It's a subtle thing in Southern California, but those of us who have lived here long enough recognize the slight change in...

  • New Year, New Changes

    By Rob Eshman

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Last week I was driving to a family celebration at Leisure World in Laguna Hills when I noticed something very odd about the weather: Fall was in the air.

    It's a subtle thing in Southern California, but those of us who have lived here long enough recognize the slight change in...

  • Yom Kippur During Hurricane Georges

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Milton Grishman, president of Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi, Miss., was practicing the chanting of the Book of Jonah, in preparation for Yom Kippur, when Hurricane Georges hit.

    "I was reading about the mighty tempest that came up from the sea," Grishman said. "And then here it...

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