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Pro-Israel Rallies Take Place Across the World

Rocky Furst ‘27 and Maya Gleser ‘27 December 5, 2023

The world mobilized to support Israel’s right to defend itself after Hamas’ unprecedented attack. In Times Square, people organized demonstrations, including the “Bring them home NOW” march on...

Israel Mission 2023 Blog

Israel Mission 2023 Blog

Harry Klarfeld '24, Contributing Writer December 5, 2023

Day 1: November 13th   The day began at 6 a.m. in Israel, stepping into an empty airport where only El-Al was operating. Our first stop was Achim L'chaim -“Brothers for Life” a rehabilitation...

Israeli Citizens Rescue Abandoned Animals

Tommy Blank ‘26, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, many kibbutzim have been evacuated, leaving pets and animals behind. Driven by Let the Animals Live, an Israeli non-profit organization, heroic citizens have returned...

Heschel Supports Israel Through Protests, Rallies, and Other Initiatives

Karen Messer ‘24 and Parker Slarskey ‘25 December 5, 2023

The Heschel student body has shown support for Israel in its war against Hamas; all around the world, people stand in solidarity with the state of Israel and the Jewish people.  Over the past few weeks,...

Heschel Alum Experiences Jewish Hatred on College Campus

Bianca Levy '25, News Editor December 5, 2023

Following the outbreak of the war in Israel, Jewish hatred on college campuses has surged. Heschel Alum Gemma Levy, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), has witnessed hateful pro-Palestinian...

The United Nations Gives Hamas a Free Pass For Their Attack

Shira Mack ‘24 December 5, 2023

More than two weeks after Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre, the world’s leading body for maintaining peace and security still has not been able to reach a consensus to unequivocally condemn the attacks and uphold...

Heschel High School Students Unite at UJA Pro-Israel Rally

Bianca Levy '25, News Editor December 5, 2023

A large number of high school students attended a rally hosted by the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) on Oct. 10, three days after the war in Israel began. The rally took place at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near...

Columbia’s Student Protesters Poorly Informed on Israel Conflict

Georgia Bregman ‘26, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

On Oct. 12, two opposing groups protested at Columbia University. One crowd– comprised of Pro-Palestinian protesters–gathered on a large lawn, chanting, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will...

Heschel Steers Senior Class to Pro-Israel Activism in Response to Hamas Attack

Philip Efron ‘24, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2023

It’s been weeks since Hamas’ attack, yet 240 Israelis remain captive in Gaza today. Given the creeping advance of a ground invasion, many experts forecast a protracted war.  Generally, those with...

Rabbi Noam Takes on UJA Israel Trip in Midst of Conflict

Olivia Levine ‘25, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2023

On Oct. 30, Rabbi Noam Silverman decided to embark on a journey to Israel to offer whatever support he could to those harmed directly by the conflict. The initiative was organized by the United Jewish...

IDF Maj. General Nadav Padan Offers a Critical Perspective of the Israel-Hamas War

Daphne Stifelman ‘25, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The Heschel High School heard from Heschel parent and IDF Maj. General Nadav Padan on Oct. 24. Over Zoom from Israel, Maj. General Padan discussed the intelligence failure which led to the events on Oct....

Lewiston Mass Killing Sparks Debate Over State Firearm Policies

Yhonatan Yehudai ‘25, Assistant News Editor December 5, 2023

40-year-old military reservist Robert Card ruthlessly shot and killed eighteen residents of Lewiston, Maine, on Oct. 25. This event was categorized as the deadliest shooting in the state’s history.  A...

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