Worth a read is this Haaretz article that starts: A 13-year-old from New York has decided to give $40,000 he received from his parents for his bar mitzvah to the children of Sderot. The municipality says the money will go to build a park with recreational facilities.
A pretty amazing gesture by young Benjamin Sternklar Davis; I spent my bar mitzvah gains on camping gear, and I'm sure plenty of my peers were equally frivolous.
Also interesting is this Ynet article about an art exhibit that opened last week in Sderot, and explores "the affect of weapon systems on society and art."
Only in Israel...