Fire truck to travel from Long Island to Israel

By Brandon Bain
Newsday (New York)
Copyright 2007 Newsday, Inc.

NEW YORK — Rabbi Charles Klein took a quick spin around the Merrick Jewish Centre parking lot yesterday in a brand new red compact fire truck.

The truck had just arrived at the center from Wisconsin and in days will be on its way to Israel, via New Jersey. For Klein, the truck represented the biggest gift his 700-member congregation could give; a water pump to Sderot, an Israeli town frequently hit by Palestinian rockets launched from the nearby Gaza Strip in the ongoing conflict between the two sides.

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