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JDC Emergency Update: Day 29


Center For Independent Living- Be'er Sheva

Since the outbreak of Operation Protective Edge, the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) has shifted its daily focus to helping people with disabilities properly deal and cope with the ongoing attacks from Gaza.  The following story describes…

#LivingIt: From D.

By D.

I came to Israel on July 7th.  We came here at about 6:00PM and were very tired so we went to a restaurant and started eating pizza when ten minutes later there were sirens.  The streets were crowded and we followed everyone into the buildings until we heard three bombs from Iron D…

#LivingIt: Robert Gilbert

Today, Robert Gilbert, a trustee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, witnessed some 1200 children from rocket-battered southern Israel participate in rest and recreation activities at Nachshonit Amusement Park, organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel outside the line of fire.


#LivingIt: Inbal Freund-Novick

The Jewish Agency's Inbal Freund-Novick writes:

“Oh how I wish we were a normal country! I would love to just be thinking now of what crib to buy and what to serve at the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony, but it's not like that, and we need to live in parallel worlds -- keep life going …

#LivingIt: A taste of tranquility for Sha'ar HaNegev's families: World ORT

For those who enjoy the quiet life, Kibbutz Kfar Aza should be ideal. Established in August 1951 by immigrants from Egypt and the Moroccan city of Tangiers, it’s a village of some 600 souls nestled among 16,000 acres of cultivated land. But rockets and mortars from its once friendly neigh…

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