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Who by fire, who by water…

"And repentance and prayer and charity reverse the evil of the decree”.

Who by fire, who by water…

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh when boy falls from height and is killed

MDA paramedics provided medical treatment, evacuated boy to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh when boy falls from height and is killed

Pre-military academy leader says 'world has gone dark on me'

Headmaster of pre-military academy responsible for death of 10 students in flood describes what he is undergoing.

Pre-military academy leader says 'world has gone dark on me'

Police raid Tel Aviv pre-military academy

Police raid academy after a hike organized by the institution ended with ten high school students dead.

Police raid Tel Aviv pre-military academy

Blame game after nine students die in flash flood

Education Ministry and Defense Ministry blame each other for the tragic drowning of nine high school students.

Blame game after nine students die in flash flood

'They went hiking despite our warnings'

Police Spokesperson says tragic drownings could have been prevented that they heeded police instructions not to hike in the area.

'They went hiking despite our warnings'

Tragedy in the US

Bullied 8-year old boy in Cincinnati takes his own life

Cincinnati school says 8-year-old student who killed himself two days after he was knocked unconscious by a bully never said he was bullied.

Bullied 8-year old boy in Cincinnati takes his own life

Haredi boy dies after elevator accident

10-year-old haredi boy dies in hospital after suffocating in an elevator in Beit Shemesh.

Haredi boy dies after elevator accident

Jewish Vermont college student dies in snowboarding accident

Jewish student at the University of Vermont who was reported missing while snowboarding found dead.

Jewish Vermont college student dies in snowboarding accident

Name of hiker killed in Tze'elim Canyon released

Dr. Omri Nir from Kfar Vitkin was killed while trying to save his son who had fallen from a cliff.

Name of hiker killed in Tze'elim Canyon released

17-year-old dies after falling off playground slide

Teenager was critically wounded near midnight after falling off of a 2-meter-high slide in northern city of Karmiel.

17-year-old dies after falling off playground slide

Tragedy: Hassidic Rebbe's granddaughter dies at 22

The granddaughter of the Puppa Rebbe, 22 year old Feige Greenwald, died suddenly, presumably from an overdose of a dangerous drug.

Tragedy: Hassidic Rebbe's granddaughter dies at 22

6-year-old falls from 3rd story in Ashkelon

A 6-year-old boy fell out of the window at a three story height in Ashkelon; he was evacuated to the hospital in serious condition.

6-year-old falls from 3rd story in Ashkelon

‘I never thought it would happen to me’

Arab father eulogizes after forgetting young children inside the family car, warns parents to be more cautious.

‘I never thought it would happen to me’

Tragedy at Chabad in North Carolina

Rivky Berman, Chabad-Lubavitch emissary who dealt with illness throughout her life, passes away at the age of just 29.

Tragedy at Chabad in North Carolina

Fire that killed Jewish lawyer in Dallas may have been revenge

Fire that killed civil rights lawyer from a prominent Jewish family in Dallas may have been revenge by a client or former client.

Fire that killed Jewish lawyer in Dallas may have been revenge

Jewish zookeeper, 38, killed by tiger at Florida zoo

38-year-old Jewish zookeeper in Florida killed after being attacked by a Malayan tiger.

Jewish zookeeper, 38, killed by tiger at Florida zoo

Tragedy in Eilat

7-year-old boy drowns in a hotel pool, medics try to save him but with no success.

Tragedy in Eilat

5 years since Carmel disaster, the Malka home is a happy one

Rabbi Uriel Malka died in the tragedy, but his widow Ortal raises their 6 children with joy.

5 years since Carmel disaster, the Malka home is a happy one

After the Carmel Fire: Community is key to healing trauma

'We always lose something from every traumatic experience. But we also gain; we find new strength that we did not have before.'

After the Carmel Fire: Community is key to healing trauma

How well-stocked is the Israeli Fire Authority?

Five years after Carmel Forest Fire, National Fire and Rescue reveals great gains and improvements - but still behind US standards.

How well-stocked is the Israeli Fire Authority?

More Than 80 Dead in Crane Collapse in Mecca

At least 87 people dead and more than 200 injured in a crane collapse into a part of a mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

More Than 80 Dead in Crane Collapse in Mecca

Who Killed the Jewish Jeweler from Queens?

Family of well-known jeweler Aron Aranbayev offering reward for information leading to the arrest of those who ran him over last Sunday.

Who Killed the Jewish Jeweler from Queens?

Biden's Son Dies of Brain Cancer at 46

Vice President Joe Biden announces death of his son after a battle with brain cancer.

Biden's Son Dies of Brain Cancer at 46

Five-Year-Old Accident Victim Brought to Rest in Beit El

Dozens participate in the funeral of five-year-old Benayahu Shukrun of Beit El, who was struck by a shuttle bus while riding a scooter.

Five-Year-Old Accident Victim Brought to Rest in Beit El

New York Jews in Shock Over Death of 'Facebook Rabbi'

The “Facebuker Rebbe”, Rabbi Dovid Winiarz, killed in a car accident. "He dedicated his life to outreach," says his friends.

New York Jews in Shock Over Death of 'Facebook Rabbi'

Confirmed: Body of Missing Yeshiva Student Found

23-year-old Aharon Soffer's body found near Ein Kerem after six days of intensive searches.

Confirmed: Body of Missing Yeshiva Student Found

Rabbi Shot Dead While Walking to Synagogue in Miami

Police in Miami searching for two suspects after a 60-year-old rabbi was shot while making his way to a local synagogue on Saturday morning.

Rabbi Shot Dead While Walking to Synagogue in Miami

Elderly Shomron Couple Die Within Hours of One Another

Eliezer and Etti Gruber, a couple in their 90s from Karnei Shomron, passed away within two hours of one another.

Elderly Shomron Couple Die Within Hours of One Another

Tragedy in Jerusalem as Tourist Dies From Tahini

South African tourist orders fish with tahini, unaware that the local spread is made from sesame.

Tragedy in Jerusalem as Tourist Dies From Tahini

27-Year-Old Drowns in Efrat

27-year-old drowns in a water well near the Givat HaDagan neighborhood, located in Efrat.

27-Year-Old Drowns in Efrat

Fears of Second Jerusalem Poisoning

Mother and 2 children evacuated to hospital after suffering identical symptoms to Gross family, same exterminator sprayed their home.

Fears of Second Jerusalem Poisoning

Russia Tragedy: At Least 50 Dead in Passenger Jet Crash

44 passengers and 6 crew all reportedly killed when plane exploded as it landed.

Russia Tragedy: At Least 50 Dead in Passenger Jet Crash

Counter-terrorist Unit's Doctor Dies Suddenly at 45

Tragedy struck at the Yamam, as the unit’s doctor died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He was 45 years old.

Counter-terrorist Unit's Doctor Dies Suddenly at 45

Drowning Brazilian Teen Dies after Being Attacked by a Shark

A drowning Brazilian teenager was attacked by a shark as lifeguards approached to pull her out of the water. She died later.

Drowning Brazilian Teen Dies after Being Attacked by a Shark

Why were Officers who Failed in Carmel Fire Promoted?

Bereaved families wonder why officers who made deadly mistakes were promoted, accuse police of cover-up.

Why were Officers who Failed in Carmel Fire Promoted?

Video: Plane Crashes At Dayton Ohio Air Show

A pilot and wing walker were both killed when their plane crashed at a Dayton, Ohio, air show.

Video: Plane Crashes At Dayton Ohio Air Show

Father of Three Dies After Falling into Pit of Water

A 32-year-old father of three was killed after falling into a pit of water in Gush Etzion.

Father of Three Dies After Falling into Pit of Water

Carmel Disaster: ‘The Pain Will Always be With Us’

Memorial held for Carmel Fire victims. Widow: We balance pain, new life.

Carmel Disaster: ‘The Pain Will Always be With Us’

Comptroller Report on Carmel Fire Submitted to Knesset Speaker

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss submitted his report on the Carmel Fire to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday.

Comptroller Report on Carmel Fire Submitted to Knesset Speaker

Video: Ambassador Shapiro Plants an Olive Tree on Tu B'shvat

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro planted an olive tree in honor of Tu B’Shvat in an area badly damaged by the Carmel fire.

Video: Ambassador Shapiro Plants an Olive Tree on Tu B'shvat

Carmel Fire Comptroller Report: Yishai Turning to Court

Minister of Interior will ask High Court to rule against Comptroller report blaming him for Carmel blaze.

Carmel Fire Comptroller Report: Yishai Turning to Court

Fighting Fire with… Goats?

Climate Change & Forest Fires conference hears novel ideas for prevention of forest fires.

Fighting Fire with… Goats?

Comptroller Report May Shake Up Netanyahu Gov’t

A Comptroller-Ombudsman’s report urges that two senior ministers resign because of the Carmel fire disaster that killed 44 people in 2010.

Comptroller Report May Shake Up Netanyahu Gov’t

OU ‘Torah Club’ Youth Mark Carmel Fire Disaster

Israeli youth in OU “D’Oraita [Torah] Clubs marked the Carmel fire disaster by learning that putting out fires “is not so simple.”

OU ‘Torah Club’ Youth Mark Carmel Fire Disaster

'Excessive Praise' for Netanyahu at Fire Memorial

Press, politicians take aim at Netanyahu over paean delivered by emcee of Carmel ceremony.

'Excessive Praise' for Netanyahu at Fire Memorial

Rivlin, Aharonovich: Make Carmel Fire Ceremony a State Ceremony

Netanyahu asked to recognize the annual memorial for Carmel fire victims as a state ceremony.

Rivlin, Aharonovich: Make Carmel Fire Ceremony a State Ceremony

Some Bereaved Families Boycotting Carmel Catastrophe Yahrzeit

Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to take part in ceremony. A memorial monument will be unveiled.

Some Bereaved Families Boycotting Carmel Catastrophe Yahrzeit

Carmel Fire Case Closed Without Charges

Prosecutors have closed the Carmel fire case -- involving 44 deaths -- without filing charges saying there is 'insufficient evidence.'

Carmel Fire Case Closed Without Charges

Teens Who Started Carmel Fire May Not be Charged

Two teens from the Druze village of Isfiya who are suspected of starting last year's Carmel forest fire may not be charged.

Teens Who Started Carmel Fire May Not be Charged

Carmel Fire Victim's Widow Gives Birth

The widow of a Prison Services officer killed in the Carmel fire has given birth to a son.

Carmel Fire Victim's Widow Gives Birth

Israel Prepares for Summer with New Firefighting Planes

The first squad of new firefighting planes since the Carmel forest fire catastrophe last year arrives Wednesday as the dry summer nears.

Israel Prepares for Summer with New Firefighting Planes

Rare Video from Inside Bus Caught in Carmel Inferno

Knesset TV exposed a rare video taken from within a bus caught in the deadly Carmel inferno last year ‘Don’t tell me to relax. I am afraid.”

Rare Video from Inside Bus Caught in Carmel Inferno

Ahuva Tomer gets Posthumous 'Women of Courage' Nomination

The U.S. has honored police chief Ahuva Tomer, who perished in the Carmel fire, with a “Women of Courage Award” nomination.

Ahuva Tomer gets Posthumous 'Women of Courage' Nomination

Visiting US 8th Graders ‘Plant’ $18,000 for Carmel Forest

Thirty eighth-graders returned to the US Sunday after donating to the Jewish National Fund $18,000 they raised following the Carmel fire disaster.

Visiting US 8th Graders ‘Plant’ $18,000 for Carmel Forest

Private Firms to Help IDF Fight Forest Fires

Private companies will supply fire fighting planes to the military in the first stage of a stepped up program to fight forest fires.

Private Firms to Help IDF Fight Forest Fires

Poll: Israelis Split on Whether Yishai Should Resign

New poll shows that 47% of Israelis believe that Interior Minister Eli Yishai should resign over the Carmel fire disaster, while 43% do not.

Poll: Israelis Split on Whether Yishai Should Resign

30 Days Later: Visit to Youth Town Damaged by Wildfire

INN TV visits the Yemin Orde youth village amidst rehabilitation efforts from the Carmel wildfire which badly damaged it.

30 Days Later: Visit to Youth Town Damaged by Wildfire

Amidror: The Supertanker is Not the Solution

Special evening symposium in memory of one of the Carmel fire victims takes place in Jerusalem.

Amidror: The Supertanker is Not the Solution

Minister Yishai Ejected From Ceremony for Fire Victims

Minister of Interior escorted out by Chief Rabbi after verbal attack spearheaded by anti-religious bereaved relative of a victim.

Minister Yishai Ejected From Ceremony for Fire Victims