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Stand with Israel: Update on Rocket Attacks

The rocket barrage striking southern Israel, which escalated along the Gaza border on Saturday, continues. It is a dynamic and dangerous situation that is changing by the hour, already having claimed at least four Israeli lives. As this attack by Hamas continues, we want the Lehigh Valley co…

In Response to the Shooting at the Chabad of Poway

Our collective hearts are once again broken after hearing of the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego as people congregated to celebrate the last day of Passover. We pray for the victims and for the speedy recovery of those who were wounded this morning.

Long before today …

'Feel comfortable and eat well': A guide to the Mimouna celebrations

By Rotem Bar
Community Shlicha

Did you ever hear the saying “tirvechoo vetisa’do” meaning, “feel comfortable and eat well”? No? That means you haven’t been to a Mimouna. “Feel comfortable and eat well” is a well-known blessing and greeting said during the Mimouna celebration…

Letters from a Lone Soldier: From closing ceremony off to the Air Force

By Helaina Zahn
Special to HAKOL

I have finished the first 10 percent of my service in the army, and one of my friends told me that it's like I have finished my first piece of pizza from my whole pie. I'm still really excited about my army service, but I anticipate that might change as I ke…

Statement on the Attack in Christchurch

The Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley is saddened, shocked and outraged by the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, today in which at least 49 people were murdered and many more were injured while attending Friday prayers in two different mosques.

We strongly condemn this attack…