This is a running collection of Hadassah Magazine's coverage of the October 7 Hamas terror attacks in southern Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza. Explore these stories of survival and heroism, including digital-exclusive pieces as well as articles that originally appeared in print, and read the many poignant essays on resilience, unity and hope.
Israel Serves as the Insurance Policy of Jews Worldwide
The unique history and circumstances of the Jewish people make clear why Israel is so essential to safeguard Jewish life.
Meet the Volunteers Healing Israel at Hadassah Hospitals
The growth in volunteering echoes the nationwide desire among civilians to come together and contribute to the war effort.
The Female Heroes on the Battlefield and Homefront
From soldiers to brave civilians, many Israelis owe their lives to women who answered the call of duty on October 7.
U.N. Session Decries Inattention to Hamas’s Abuse of Women
'Rape should never be used as an act of war,' Sheryl Sandberg said. 'And the truth must be upheld despite the politics of our time.'
Netflix’s Aleeza Ben Shalom on Love in the Time of War
The star of 'Jewish Matchmaking' reflects on the uptick of weddings during the war in Israel and her own career path in bringing people to the chuppah.
Sorrow and Resilience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
For many American Jewish college students, there’s no escape from the deep antisemitism present at the same institutions that pride themselves on diversity, equity and inclusion.
‘Feeling Abandoned’ by the Univ. of Washington and Middlebury
Normalized antisemitism is terrifying, especially among the people on campus who support and uplift all marginalized groups besides Jews.
The Psychiatrists Treating Israel’s ‘Collective Trauma’
After Hamas’s assault on the Jewish State, psychiatrists Dr. Esti Galil-Weisstrub and Dr. Amit Shalev focus on emergency mental health aid to support a nation reeling with shock.
The ‘Lucky Ones’: Victims Treated at Hadassah Hospital
Michal Ohana, 27, took a bullet in her leg as she ran for her life from Haman gunfire. 'I was one of the lucky ones,' she said.