In this video you can see the Jewish jogger unaware of the terrorist sneaking up behind him as he ran past the community of Neve Daniel on Feb. 9, 2016.Jewish Press News Briefs
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Security forces arrested three young Arab suspects shortly after midnight in connection with the stabbing of an Israeli jogger near Neve Daniel late Tuesday afternoon.
Tomer Ditor, 28, was attacked Tuesday by an Arab terrorist as he jogged along the Derech Avot path between the Jewish communities of Elazar and Neve Daniel.
Ditor, a student who lives in the Gush Etzion community of Rosh Tzurim, was able to make it to the gated entrance of Neve Daniel to report the attack, despite his wounds. He was rushed to the Trauma Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he was listed in fair condition.
The suspects were taken into custody at the Palestinian Authority village of Kfar Nachlin, which is located close to Neve Daniel.
All three were turned over to Shin Bet Israel Security Agency personnel for interrogation, according to local sources.Hana Levi Julian
An Israeli jogger was injured late Tuesday afternoon in an Arab terror attack on a road between two Jewish communities in Judea, near Neve Daniel.
Tomer Ditor, 28, is a student and resident of Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion. He was jogging on Derech Avot, the road between the community of Elazar and Neve Daniel, when he was stabbed.
Ditor was wounded in the shoulder, according to a paramedic with Hatzolah emergency medical response service. He was treated at the scene and then rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
“A wounded civilian arrived at the entrance to the community of Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion, reporting a stabbing. Forces are searching the area,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
The attacker fled the scene following the attack, running towards the Arab village of Kfar Nachlin, local sources said. IDF soldiers began searching the village for the stabber on Tuesday evening.
The Gush Etzion communities of Rosh Tzurim, Alon Shvut, Elazar, Giv’a Hatzehova, Neve Daniel, Geva’ot and Beitar have been placed on alert.Hana Levi Julian
As an education writer for the nonprofit organization, Kars4Kids, and as someone who made Aliyah from Pittsburgh 34 years ago, I decided to write about the challenges of Aliyah from western countries with school age children. See the previous piece in this series, Aliyah and the Special Needs Educator. Today I interview Rachel Moore of Neve Daniel.
Varda: Tell me about yourself, Rachel.
Rachel: I am 41 years old, expecting my 8th child. I have been working in PR and communications for the past 17 years in government and the non-profit world. I blog, sing, and study Torah whenever I can grab an opportunity.
Varda: When did you make Aliyah? How many children did you bring with you and what were their ages?
Rachel: I made Aliyah in 1995 at 22. However, I left again in 2000 and spent 12 years back in the U.S. for personal reasons, and only moved back in July of 2012.
My second time settling here was truly Aliyah for my children, who at the time were 12, 11, 11, 9, 7 and 4.
My eldest is my stepson, 19, who is a sophomore at Rutgers University in the U.S. He did not move here with us. My other 6 children are now 13, 12 year-old twins, 10, 8 and 5, and I am due with another one – today, actually[Rachel had her baby that evening, a little boy! V.E.].
Varda: Tell me about your children. What are their difficulties?
Rachel: We have at least two children who have been classified as “gifted” outside of Israel, and meeting their needs is a challenge, and also requires learning the system. In addition, I have one daughter who I suspect as having ADHD, but she hasn’t been classified – yet.
Varda: Where do they go to school?
Rachel: My 13 year-old daughter attends Orot Etzion girls’ school. My 12 year-old twin boys attend Horev High School (7th grade), my 10 year-old son attends Carmei Yehuda, Mamad Hativa Bogeret boys’ school in Alon Shvut, my 8 year-old daughter attends Shirat Chanan, Mamad Hativa Tzeira in Alon Shvut, and my 5 year-old attends the Mechina of Orot Etzion in Neve Daniel.
Varda: Do your children receive additional help outside of school?
Rachel: My daughter with [suspected] ADHD sees a therapist (in English) outside of school that specializes in children with this disability. My 10 year-old son is now enrolled in a gifted pull-out program in Efrat once a week called Afikim [Eligibility is determined by both written and oral tests and only 1.5% of students are accepted], and is in mitzuyanut [gifted class]within school. We had to get him special permission to take the test to qualify for Afikim at the beginning of 5th grade, because the test is usually given in 2nd grade.
We believe that our 2nd grader would have qualified [as gifted] the year we moved here, but we didn’t know she had the option to take the test in English or with translation help. No one had explained this to us, so she took it with the rest of the class. We may still pursue an appeal so that she can retake the test, but it will probably be an uphill battle.
Varda: What out-of-pocket expenses do you have in educating your children and what is covered by the state?Varda Meyers Epstein