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25 July 2014 / 27 Tammuz 5774

Max Steinberg ז"ל: A Hero Who Rekindled the Zionist Spirit

By Zvi Volk | Published July 23, 2014

An estimated 30,000 Israelis from all over the country paid their respects to Max Steinberg ז”ל who was buried in Jerusalem’s Mt. Herzl military cemetery today. He was 24 when he was killed in action in Gaza on Shabbat, July 19.

Post-Trauma Intervention for the War that Doesn’t End

By Debbie Gross, OU Israel Trauma Team Director | Published July 21, 2014

A trauma intervention team recently visited towns in southern Israel that are constantly being shelled. They made a shocking discovery: The students in schools in these towns had never participated in any crisis intervention programs.

OU Israel with the support of the OU Israel Emergency Fund began holding workshops in these towns.

This is the first report based on post-trauma intervention workshops held in Sderot, Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh on July 16 and 20.

The next report will discuss workshops in Netivot.

From South to North: Fun Day for Makom BaLev and Oraita Teens

By | Published July 17, 2014

OU Israel arranged a “day away” for teens from Oraita in Ofakim and Makom BaLev in Sderot and Kiryat Gat. For teens who have been spending their days and nights in shelters, this was a dream.

"Why Did You Come Now?" Making Aliyah in July 2014

By Zvi Volk | Published July 15, 2014

Anyone who has made aliyah has been asked this question at one time or another: Why did you come now?

Usually the oleh or olim involved answer the question by saying that it’s the right time for them or for their children. Or they give another personal response.

But what Israelis are really asking is, “Why did you come now when things are so bad?”

During Operation Protective Edge Oraita and Makom BaLev Teens Help Their Communities and Each Other

By | Published July 14, 2014

Oraita and Makom BaLev moadonim in towns within close range of rockets from Gaza are finding innovative ways to help their communities. This includes Ofakim, Dimona, Yeruham, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi and Kiryat Gat.

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