Jewish Symbols In the Shadow of Terror

The Jewish ritual objects that remain, even under the shadow of terror, are the same symbols,that remain undamaged and unhurt, even in the face of continuous rocket attacks. Even though enormous material damage has been done all around it, a Hanukka menorah stays whole, and the Sabbath candlesticks remain where they stood, proud and unbroken. While we cannot ignore the painful reality that more than seven thousand rockets have been fired from Gaza at the Israeli towns around it, we must see the many miracles that have also happened here, and whose reality we see in these traditional Jewish symbols.

(The pictures are in the album, “Jewish Ritual Objects under the Shadow of Terror”, which can be bought…)

About Rosh ha Shana

Rabbi Pizem, who lives in Sderot, is explaining the meaning of the Jewish custom of blowing the shofar, or ram’s horn, on the Jewish New Year.
He hopes that the sound of the shofar will replace that of the “Tzeva Adom” alarm that means a rocket attack is fifteen seconds away.


Sderot Media Center, the SMC, established under the aegis of the Sderot Information Center for the Western Negev Ltd, located on the web at, helps the people of Sderot and the Western Negev to tell their story to the rest of the world. For more than seven years, the people of Sderot and the Western Negev have endured more than 8,000 missile attacks from Gaza that have reigned terror on 45 Israeli communities in the Western Negev region of Israel. The plight of these communities needs a voice in the media. That is where the SMC comes in – to facilitate media coverage of the plight of people under siege

The Sderot Media Center thanks you for visiting us and showing interest in and supporting our work and the people of Sderot

We would also like to inform you of a new opportunity: to become a member of Sderot Media Center and help us continue our efforts to inform the world about the plight of the people of Sderot and the Western Negev.

With your membership, you will first receive a SMC member packet, which includes the Jewish Symbols in the Shadow of Terror, a small book of stories and photos from the last two years in Sderot, along with a DVD: The Human Face Behind the Headlines. You will also be receive any future DVD’s or publications that SMC produces. along with weekly updates on the situation in Sderot by ugh e-mail.

When you are in Israel, we invite you to join us for a free, guided tour of Sderot and the western Negev region, during which you will also hear about life in Sderot from families who have suffered loss and injury from Qassam rocket attacks.

Membership rates are as follows:




Sderot information center for the western negev

Pob 472,Sderot 80100,Israel

Noam Bedein, Director


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