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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 16, 2006 / 25 Mar-Cheshvan, 5767

Hamas responds to Israel military mistake with missile attack

By Joel Greenberg

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Teen discovers two people without legs, frozen from horror

JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT)

WDEROT, Israel — Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip killed a woman and wounded several other people in this border town Wednesday, drawing warnings of a military response from Israeli leaders.

It was the first fatal Palestinian rocket strike on Israel since it withdrew from the Gaza Strip last year. The attacks have continued despite repeated army raids in an effort to halt the fire.

The armed wing of Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliating for an Israeli shelling last week that killed 19 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. The militant Islamic Jihad group said it also had fired rockets.

Last week's lethal shelling of Beit Hanoun, which the army said was caused by a technical malfunction, came after a weeklong raid in the town that left widespread destruction and more than 50 people dead, both militants and civilians.

The latest salvos raised the prospect of further Israeli action against [terrorists] in Gaza, with some Cabinet ministers calling for a tough response.

"Our action in Gaza will continue without interruption," said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who was meeting American Jewish leaders in Los Angeles. "We will decide on additional steps as required to continue fighting the unceasing, murderous terror from Gaza."

One rocket that hit Sderot slammed into a sidewalk about 150 yards from the house of Defense Minister Amir Peretz, who was not home. The explosion killed a passerby, Faina Slotzker, 57, and seriously wounded a security guard patrolling near the minister's residence, mangling his legs. Several people were slightly hurt.

Galit Salim, 15, said she had been nearby on her way to school when she heard the incoming rocket alert, "Color Red," broadcast over loudspeakers a little after 8 a.m.

"I ran back home and heard a powerful boom," she said. "There was a strong smell of smoke. I went over there and saw two people without legs. The woman was frozen, she didn't respond. The other person was moving. I was shocked."

The blast shattered the windows in the home of Leah Aroch, 74, whose house is a few yards away. Shards of glass covered her living room and the pillow of her bed. "I had just gotten up after my dog rushed in when I heard the boom. The whole house was filled with smoke," she said.

Outside on the brick sidewalk, a shallow pit and a medic's surgical gloves marked the spot where the rocket had fallen.

Hours later another rocket landed in the town, seriously wounding a 17-year-old, the army said. Four more rockets landed in the coastal city of Ashkelon but caused no casualties.

Peretz met with top army officers to discuss a response.

"We will act against all those involved in firing Qassam rockets, from the heads of the terrorist organizations down to the last activist," Peretz said in a statement. "The terror organizations will pay a heavy price."

But military action has proved ineffective in halting the rocket strikes, often triggering more.

Yet rocket attacks continued from other areas during the incursion and resumed from around Beit Hanoun after the troops pulled out.

The continuing rocket strikes, and angry criticism by Sderot residents who say they are fed up with living in fear, are likely to increase the pressure on the Israeli government to respond to the attacks, which have been continuing intermittently for more than four years.

The crude, inaccurate rockets rarely cause casualties or damage, but previous strikes into Israel have killed six people since 2004, and the threat has terrified people in Sderot, a town of 20,000 less than a mile from the Gaza border fence.

Eli Moyal, the mayor, counseled stronger military action. "We have to create an equation that it won't be worth it for the Palestinians to shoot," he told Israel Radio.

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, a former head of the Shin Bet security service, told Army Radio that Israel should broaden its operations to bring about a "complete halt" to rocket fire, "whether that means a ground operation, or an air operation or other special operations."

Some Sderot residents also called for harsher military measures, saying their nerves were frayed by the repeated alarms and rocket blasts.

"I fear most for my grandchildren, who wake up at night frightened by the booms," said Haya Ziegler, 58. "You live in constant fear of what will happen any minute. This is no way to live."

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