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Prayers for the wounded, mourning for victims and concern for the safety of French Jewry
Reactions and thoughts on the Pew study, released on October, 2013.
In 2013, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey of American Jewry with some sobering results. What does it all mean? Here are some perspectives from American Jewish leaders. .
A Call From the Heart by Mrs. Eva Sandler
In the midst of her mourning, the widow and mother of three of the victims of the attack on the Ozar Hatorah high school issues a heartfelt call for people around the world to carry on the memory of those whose lives were cut short.
Jewish reflections on the terror attack of 9-11, 2001
Years later, we look back at the 9/11 terror attacks and ask what we have learned as Jews, as Americans and as people.
The Tragic Death of Leiby Kletzky
The tragic death of Leiby Kletzky has broken our hearts. In his memory, let us grow in our devotion to each other and in our commitment to making our world a better place.
Special section to remember the cruel murders of Gavriel (Gabi) and Rivky Holtzberg, beloved directors of Chabad of Mumbai. The story of the Holtzbergs' legacy of light.
Reactions to the Virginia-Tech Massacre, April 16, 2007
How do we respond and react to tragic loss of life inflicted by a cold-hearted killer? A selection of articles in response to the 2007 Virginia-Tech Massacre.
"Surviving the Storm" by Rabbi Yossi Nemes... "Being in Time" by Elanit Kayne... "In the Cleft of the Rock" by Nechemiah Schusterman... "Homeless" by Mendel Cohen...
The tsunami that struck nations on the coast of the Indian Ocean towards the end of 2005 killed and displaced hundreds of thousands. What is the appropriate reaction? What is the Jewish perspective?
In February 2003, Spaceship Columbia disintegrated upon reentry into earth's atmosphere, taking the lives of its seven crew members -- including Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. What can we learn from this horrible tragedy?
A Call To Action
With our soldiers risking their very lives to eliminate the terrorist threat hanging over our people, every Jew is asking him or herself: What can I do to help?
Terry Schiavo was taken off her life support machines by her husband. What are the lessons we can learn from this painful incident? Some food for thought...
The American homeland suffered its greatest human-inflicted loss of life in one day on 9/11/2001. How are we to react to this mind-numbing heinous tragedy? A selection of insights and articles...