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Kelli Kennedy

Kelli Kennedy is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Kelli Kennedy

‘Bracing for the worst’ in Florida’s COVID-19 hot zone

By Kelli Kennedy, Cody Jackson — August 20, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The patients at Baptist Health’s five hospitals across Jacksonville are younger and getting sick from the virus faster than people did last summer.

Sisters in Florida condo collapse buried in same coffin

By Kelli Kennedy, Terry Spencer — July 7, 2021
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two young sisters pulled from the rubble of a Florida condo building — so tiny that the 4 and 11-year-olds were placed in the same casket — were buried alongside their parents Tuesday, their white coffin draped with innocent pink and purple ribbons. Lucia Guara, “Lulu bear,” loved […]

Jewish community prays for miracles after condo collapse

By Kelli Kennedy, Terry Spencer, Luis Andres Henao — June 26, 2021
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Numerous members of an Orthodox synagogue are among those missing after the collapse of a seaside condominium tower in Surfside, Florida. The town is home to a large Jewish community, where the families often crowd the sidewalks before sunset as they walk to services for the Sabbath. Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, […]
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