Nepal is a popular destination for young Israelis taking a break after completing their army service, and Israelis are believed to have been trapped by the massive earthquake subsequent avalanche that killed more than 1,300.
Repair the World has issued a call to action to help communities affected by Hurricane Irene. Among the many volunteer and tzedaka opportunities, the Repair bulletin specifically mentions the Jewish community of Brattleboro, Vermont by name. JTA readers might be interested to know that Nobel Prize-winner Saul Bellow is buried in Brattleboro at the Jewish cemetery, Shir Heharim. [[READMORE]] […]