Kansas City Metro Jewish Community Reacts To Israel Ceasefire Prisoner Swap

It's worthwhile to take a second to recognize how this war has hit home for many locals.

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“It’s incredibly relieving. The extent that this has weighed so heavily on all our hearts really cannot be understated; it's something that’s been absolutely ripping us apart for the last seven weeks," said Gavriella Geller, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau.

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