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Rockets pop Tel Aviv's bubble but not its residents' routines

Helmsley Charitable Trust gives $1.75 million in grants to Israel to help the disabled and their families

JERUSALEM—The Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced 1.75 million dollars in grants to two Israeli institutions that help disabled children and adults, as well as their families. These grants are part of a continuing effort to invest in...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Damage from Gaza rocket cuts power to 70,000 in strip JERUSALEM (JTA)—A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Jerusalem targeted by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

JERUSALEM (JTA)—As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room. Two of the rockets fired last Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron...

JFGO introduces the Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando announces the establishment of Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN), an innovative response to the changing needs of today’s teens. JFGO hopes this initiative will act as a clearing house for all Jewish...

Rockets pop Tel Aviv's bubble but not its residents' routines

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv. Savlov ...

The jaundice against the Jews

Readers might recall that the Jewishly owned New York clothing chain Syms (which once merged with Filene’s Basement but ultimately folded in 2011) had a clever marketing campaign for “the educated consumer.” In Sy Syms’ famous radio and...

Confusion in the Middle East

There are far more questions than answers. There may be a new country being formed. It won’t be a welcome addition, as judged by the various governments sending units of their armed forces to attempt an abortion. Those associated with the...

Beyond us and them

On Monday night I clicked over from a nail-biting, extra-innings Mets game to CNN’s coverage of the crisis in Israel. In short: Mets win, Israel loses.  While SNY.tv kept showing a did-he, didn’t-he replay of a disputed play at second, CNN...

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' offers the same choices

Washington Jewish Week “Hard Choices,” the title of a recently released foreign policy memoir by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, comes across as surprisingly ironic. While dedicating a chapter of her 656-page...

Beware the bearers of friendship with Iran

If you want the measure of how American policy has clumsily tailed the shifting system of alliances in the Middle East, look no further than the op-ed titled “Iraq Must Not Come Apart,” published in the New York Times by Leslie Gelb of the...

Not all mothers are the same

Among the many heartbreaking images associated with the kidnap-murder of three Israeli teenagers was a televised interview on June 29 with the mother of one of the Hamas terrorists named as a prime suspect in the killings. “If they [the Israelis]...

Impact of WWI on the Middle East

Dear Editor: July 28, 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of the official start of WWI. A local newspaper reader asked me to write about WWI and the impact on the Middle East. The problem in doing this is complying with the typical 200-word limit...

Israel supporters: Stop using these 13 phrases

Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted to delegitimize the Jewish State. The good news is that these terms weren’t written in stone 3,300 years ago, but are post-Israel independence creations....

Scene Around

Before I even begin this column... Whatever happened to "Give us your tired, your poor" at the base of the Statue of Liberty? This country once sent back an entire shipload of Jews fleeing the Nazis...

For a trailblazing Israeli lacrosse squad, a pioneer in the nets

BALTIMORE (JTA)-In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly ...

Obituary - JOSHUA PEISNER

Joshua Lawrence Peisner of Casselberry, passed away at Florida Hospital—Altamonte on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was 21 years old. Born in Ocala on April 7, 1993, he was the son of Joel Peisner and Pamela Reidy Peisner. An avid camper, he was an...

Obituary - MATTHEW A. KUSIAK

Matthew A. Kusiak of Jamestown N.C., passed away in Orlando on June 29, 2014. He was 23 years old. Mr. Kusiak was born on April 1, 1991, to Phil and Jeanne Friedman Kusiak and was a student at the time of his death. Funeral services and interment...

Obituary - HAROLD KARP

Harold Karp of Winter Springs, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Florida Hospital—Orlando. He was 90 years old. One of four sons, he was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 14, 1923, to the late Arthur and Rebecca Cohen Karp. Following high school he...

Obituary - VICTOR HOCHMAN

Victor Hochman MD, age 74, of Sanford, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 74 years old. Dr. Hochman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 12, 1939, to the late Manuel and Maria Ferztemburg Hochman. Dr. Hochman had a...

Obituary - MARILYN H. OPPENHEIM

Marilyn H. Oppenheim, age 85, of Winter Park, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Manor Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Winter Park. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Oppenheim was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 1, 1929, to the late Samuel and...

Obituary - ANITA PRAGER

Anita Prager of Apopka, passed away at her home on Monday, July 7, 2014. She was 82 years old. A native of New York, she was born on Sept. 17, 1931, to the late Benjamin and Lenora Weiss Lepow. An astute businesswoman, Mrs. Prager was a successful...