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He went on to say "they pation in the'Wings ofWitn~~ r enjoyed the opportunity to hear memorial project was a pe~ .1 Mitch Bloomer speak on the application of this lesson." art is explored, lending sig- importance of memorials and Jessica and Rebe ~ By Rac} nificance to the ordinary, how also liked working with the Swerdlow, 'took part in ~ (discarded) soda can tabs can " . . i. . : represent lostlivesdestroyed ~i~ii ~~i~!! by hate and intolerance. Nammie Ichilov, Education and Youth director for Temple Israel, said, "the program was tral Florida, said The students power and make a stateme i ~*~, very well received on all levels; who visited the Holocaust Cen- To get a better idea of t,ev, f eat spen( the students were amazed at ter on Sunday learned about process and the impact o u~ i'-' "~rael, h how 613 tabs could be turned the importance of remember- project visit www.wing i ~npus CC into a feather, which will then ingHolocaustvictimswithdig- witness.org. "Brande their stud, Hadassah --- i Levine,wh Continued from page 3 chosen, you will learn about be followed by a reception. GurionUn these boys and girls though With this event, theCent Notevel our community is a worth- this newspaperand otherven- FloridaJewishcommunityv sity is like while project, and we are ues. All Central Florida will have an opportunity to sayI As israc pleased to introduce the shep nachas on their accom- these students, !hanks for up for spr Chesedconceptintothearea," plishments, job well done. Risho Arnerican said Edith Schulman, co-presi- On Sunday afternoon, April Chaverot Hadassah knows canceled q dent of the Hadassah Group. 27, awards will be given to the you will want to be part study abr Oncethestudentshavebeenhonoreesand their schools, to important occasion,i That's t attempts 1 Terror students rael Continued from page 3while she managed to crawl our country and we shou ~ SO, le( under the table and toward the able to walk around free-an o t tate D Peaceful destinations are street. As one of the terrorists .can t do that But I know v' e ~ lsones al somethingYifattreasures-for was aiming at her, she man- important it is that I serv ~ w;,L, ,~ IIAI Lraq a number of different reasons, agedtohide underacarparked th|s" way-for all of us. z~ ran'meal Possessed ofan ingrained sense by the edge of the cafg. She saw "And there are things we c~ r-" dn mlrnenta thatshewasbleedingandheard do to improve the situat i of the beauty of the land of, ~ The uni Israelandagiftforsharingthis herfriendsscreaming.Laterat she adds. One ofJNFs m beauty with others, when it thehospitalshecouldstillhear amazing projects are the se0~ the rnost~ came time for Yifat to join the her friends' screams, rity roads along our north~ Tel Aviv, l Israel Defense Forces, she de- At the hospital, doctors re- border with Lebanon, whi~ brew uni~ cided to put her talent and moved a bullet that had lodged havebeenpaidforbyJewsfr0~245 Arne~ knowledge to work for her less than an inch from Yifat's aroundtheworld.Forkids,j~ cludingth country. As an education of- heart. Two of her friends never going to school is a reg~ ters and tl rcer, she worked with the IDF even made it to the hospital, thing, but before these b~mtifadaer" That's soldiers-especially those who "Oneminutewewerealilaugh- routeswerebuilt, thekidsfr ! to the ur were new immigrants-toteach ing and eating lunch, the next thenortherncommunities~ one insid~ them about the geography, ar- minute there was blood and to go to school along r~ numbers; chaeology, environment and death.Itwasanightmarebutit where people are shot at beauty of the Jewish Home- was real," she recalls. For four killed. I know that JNF con land. months after the attack, Yifat ues to give people peaceful Yifat's world changed for- recuperated on her moshav, tinations in Israel. Thank j['l ever one sunny day in Febru- She was offered the chance to from me and our homelan$ - v ary. While in Be'er Sheva for a withdraw from the IDF, but It is a sentiment that is~ conference of IDF education came to the realization that in turned by all who hear officers, she and some friends order to reclaim her life, she story - for it is for us that~ I,~ went for lunch at an outdoor neededtoputheruniformback fights every day. To plant a caf4. Suddenly, this peaceful on and return to her post. in Israel, a living tribute uy Mat scene became one of terrible Yifatdecidedthatsheneeded honorofYifat'sfriendsoro STAMF carnage, as terrorists began to go back to the army and her victims of terror, and to p O " n the ca] Spraying the bles with gun- work with the land of Israel. vide assistance to the victi S - en Joe L fire."We didn t have anyweap- The first dayitwas so hard for and their' families, please8 i m-;, uelaea," ons," says Yifat. Yet in their me emotionally to put on my JewishNationalFundatl- w ent Ne uniforms, she and her group uniform. But each day it be- 542-8733, Ext. 30 or go D " a e emocral were obvious targets. With the came e~ier, and I knew that I https://jnf.org/fundp g . ~ n,--" - ~ U~lllnee memoryasfreshasiftheattack couldn t let the terrorists stop To learn more about Je V" ' I[ Ice Pres had occurred the day before, me from doing what I love and National Fund, please cal w ' Yifatdescribeshowherfriends believe in. The security situa- 888-JNF-0099or go t! norn efir remained frozen in their seats tion in Israel is so difficult: it's www.jnf.org, mrnee tion. Tobin < In the' ing Continued from page 5 can right-wingers really know But what is neededHadassah moreaboutIsrael'ssecuritythan Diaspora critics is a greater the is on the line. But to these a man like Sharon who spent gree of humility about Liebern a Jewish ultras, Bush andhis whole life defending it and views on the situation in On how Sharon are as bad as the failed building settlements through- Most Israelis I speak to just in leaders of the left. out the land of Israel?discarded ideological' cant statem n It is bad enough when leftist Similarly, dowe reallybelieve favor of hard-headed reali the Camp Jewish Diaspora critics seek to that Jewish leftists sitting in Events have caused many In li~hI undermine Israel's democrati- Washington or New York care oncewerefirmlyontheleft nouneem callyelected government. That moreaboutpeacethanthemem- the right to re-examine WOuld st they do so by some!imes openly hers of the Israeli cabinet who beliefs.ButmanyAmericanJ nOminafi siding with Israel s American sendtheirownsonsouttoright? ,the. seem incapable of this exert' 2004 " foes is disgraceful. Yet nothing seems to deter By all means, let us dis" .Wm.dow" But the onlyword todescribe both these groups from forcing and even debate Israel s lim Lii bern the notion that right-wing their unwanted and often un- options. But let us have an "th con| American Jews can be more Zi- needed advice on the Israelis. to the self-righteous Dias~ of Cod onist than a nationalist Israeli American Jews are fully en- lecturing that Israel neit Saturday. government is ludicrous. It is titled to their opinions about needs nor wants. A qui an astounding assertion that Israel, its leaders and its poli- Jonathan S. Tobin is exe~ book div ought to cause these Diaspora cies.Allareopentocriticism. In tive editor of the Jewish E~ insidego, H, nab know-it-alls to blush with particular, Sharon is no more nentinPhiladelphra, ecan !i "onail shame, abovereproachthanhisequally reached via e-mail l'IOWe DowereallythinkthatAmeri- flawed opponents, jtobin@jewishexponent.cor ! rnUChdet faith and J guide for Letter : Continued from page 5what you give of yourself pales gettable experience, and rarnificat servant j, in the light of the satisfaction want more informationThe fort, anyone of any age who and the glow of memories you have some questions, ple~ Where th loves and supports our Jewish bring home in return. (One call me at my home, 407-67 starts, re, homeland can make a differ- woman from Washington D.C. 6064.OrcontactEmmaLo he has t ence.While most of the volun- said that she still smiles when Volunteers For Israel in 1)ernocra teersImetweremuchY, ounger shethinks that somewhere in Ratonat561-470-9149.Ic Presidenl than I - and who isn t these the Negev or the Golan is a lenge you to do somethi Faithc days! - VFI accepts enthusias- tank with a fender she painted important for Israel and ashe rec tic men and women, married or a gasket she replaced!) yourself- this year! { to and single, of all ages. But no If you think you might be JACK WIESENFEI exciterneCalrn I matterwhatyourageorstatus, interested in such an unfor- Casselb~