Instead of a traditional bar mitzvah, Ethan Kadish’s family will mark his 13th birthday in a hospital
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.
FORT CARSON, Colo. — A lightning strike has injured 12 soldiers at Fort Carson in Colorado, including one who is in critical condition.
Officials at the Army post near Colorado Springs say lightning struck south of the Butts Army Airfield around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. They say the soldiers had been in training but were heading toward shelter when the lightning struck.
Army officials say of the 12 soldiers taken to hospitals, one is in critical condition and the rest are in stable condition.