Slow recovery after lightning strike at Jewish camp

Instead of a traditional bar mitzvah, Ethan Kadish’s family will mark his 13th birthday in a hospital

Indiana's Goldman Union Camp Institute was the site of a catastrophic lightning strike earlier this summer. (Facebook)

Indiana’s Goldman Union Camp Institute was the site of a catastrophic lightning strike earlier this summer. (Facebook)

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EW YORK (JTA) — On Saturday, two weeks after Ethan Kadish’s 13th birthday,  members of his family will gather around a Torah scroll in the chapel of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for a small ceremony marking his entrance into adulthood.

This was not the bar mitzvah that Scott and Alexia Kadish envisioned seven weeks ago when Ethan was still at the Goldman Union Camp Institute, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Zionsville, Ind.

 Scott and Alexia had just finished mailing Ethan’s bar mitzvah invitations and were making final plans for a week of vacation when they received the call: While helping younger campers learn the rules of Ultimate Frisbee, Ethan and two other children had been struck by lightning.

Boyfriend charged with child endangerment for biting girlfriend’s baby on thigh, dropping her — now out on $100,000 bail

Dakota Doss, 19, was charged with endangering a baby after girlfriend’s 8-month-old was rushed to the hospital with bleeding on the brain, bruising and a human bite on her inner thigh.

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Dakota Doss of Williamsburg is accused of endangering a baby.

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A babysitting Ohio boyfriend shook, bit and then dropped a tiny girl when her mother was out at work, police said.

Dakota Doss, 19, was supposed to be doing his girlfriend of five months a favor by looking after her 8-month-old daughter Cataleya Parker.

But he ended up dialing 911 at 8 p.m. on Jun. 2. after she started choking.

Medics arrived at his Clermont County home and the baby was taken to the nearby Mt. Orab Hospital.

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