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Arriving in a different country

This posting was written by Karen Katzman, a UJC Community Representative from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, after a visit to Ashkelon and the Sderot area this week. Yesterday, I joined a group of a dozen UJC Israel senior staff members and several community representatives…

The impact of kassams

A recent surge in kassam rocket attacks from Gaza-based terrorists has again battered the Sderot region.

Here are a few photos from The Israel Project, showing damage to both people and property in the past few weeks. And below the photos, read on for a bit of background about what kassams …

Close call for Sderot Hillel - kassams hit during film series

(This posting by Rabbi Yossie Goldman, president of Hillel Israel, originally appeared on the Hillel Experience blog on JPost.com.) Dear friends, All through the fall semester, Hillel Israel centers have been struggling heroically to attract students to programs in spite of a prolonged…

Solidarity with Sderot

Shalom, The past 48 hours have been some of the most turbulent we have seen on the southern front in recent months. It reflects the slow but sure deterioration of the security situation, building up to an inevitable and major confrontation. No matter how this cycle of hatred began or where…

NYTimes article about Sderot

Less than two months ago, Raziel Sasson emerged from his rocket-proof closet, willing now to sleep just outside it, with the rest of his family, on mattresses circled on the living room floor. But Razi, 13, still wakes his father up three times a night, afraid to walk alone to the bathroom.

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