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At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

The New York Observer reported Tuesday that two Brooklyn Jews are among the at least 40 victims of megastorm Hurricane Sandy.

Jessie Streich-Kest, daughter of the executive direct for New York Communities for Change, Jon Kest, and her friend Jacob Vogelman were killed they went out to walk a dog Monday night and a tree uprooted from the sidewalk on Ditmas Avenue near East 18th Street and trapped them.

Streich-Kest, 24, was a teacher at Bushwick High School for Social Justice.  Vogelman was a student at Brooklyn College and a graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a degree in theater design.

The dog, a white pit bull mix named Max, was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital.

Residents of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Toronto, Canada were victims of Hurricane Sunday.

Seventeen of the victims were from New York City.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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  1. Jesse and Jacob and dog Max.

    When you have a dog.
    You understand desire.
    Keep them away from harm.
    You'd walk for them through fire.

    Max a white pit bull.
    Was lost on Monday night.
    Sandy's fury beating down.
    Would have caused him such a fright.

    Two best mates decided then.
    Max needed them… to save
    From the beast of a hurricane.
    Their actions were quite brave.

    Sandy in her mighty fury.
    She had her own evil plans.
    Tear down trees, rip lives apart.
    Leave clean up in others hands.

    One tree snapped to their left.
    Another to their right.
    They started running for their lives.
    But would not survive the night.

    A tree the size of a tanker.
    Was snapped like just like a stick.
    The boys had nowhere they could run.
    At least the end came quick.

    The angels now walk by their side.
    To their special tune we dance.
    A plan they had for these two friends.
    Disguised as simple chance.

    Goodbye Jesse and Jacob you both carry.
    Sorrow of a Nation with you today.
    Whilst we mop up the mess left by Sandy.
    We remember you both in our own way.

    Oh you might be wondering.
    What was Max's plight?
    Recovering in animal shelter.
    He will be alright…

    RIP JESSE N JACOB.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Hurricane-Sandy-Tributes/368680193215919

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