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At Canada's new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

At Canada's new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

TORONTO (JTA)-On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called "Examining the Holocaust," which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the ...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Posters telling women where to walk removed from haredi London neighborhood (JTA)—Posters in English and Yiddish telling women which side of the road they can walk on were removed from a haredi Orthodox neighborhood in London. “Women should...

They have come-it's time to build

It was bashert – meant to be – that fateful day when Lori and Moshe Erlich happened upon Rabbi Michael Boyden and his wife as they were taking a walk in their hometown, Hod Hasharon, Israel....

UCF professor publishes book on terrorist symbolism

Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D associate professor at UCF's Nicholson School of Communication has a new book out titled "Symbolism in Terrorism." On Friday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., he will deliver a presentation ...

At 2014 U.N. General Assembly, ISIS likely to dominate discourse

NEW YORK (JTA)-The circus is coming to town. No, there won't be marching elephants, lion tamers or motorcycles jumping through rings of fire. But there may be wolves in sheep's clothing, tightrope...

Why does Qatar support Hamas?

WASHINGTON (JTA) – It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel. Israeli athletes shine on its courts. Now Qatar is on the outs with...

Struggling to stay together

On the eve of 5775, more than 50 Jewish thought leaders and communal activists from around the country gathered at a retreat near Baltimore last week for 48 hours to talk about whatever was on their mind. Not surprisingly, their frank discussions...

What Obama's speech has to do with Israel and the Palestinians

NEW YORK (JTA)—President Obama did not mention Israel or the Palestinians during his address to the nation.  But his pledge to lead a U.S.-coordinated effort to destroy ISIS could end up doing more to get Israeli-Palestinian negotiations back on...

When Jews were funny

There was a time when Jewish humor ruled. Sometimes it might have been “racy” but never obscene. The great Jewish comics did not have to resort to profanity or description of body parts to get laughs. They told truths about themselves and their...

Religion in the Holy land

Not all the religious fanatics are Muslims. One can think of candidates under the umbrella of Christianity, but here our concern is Jews. Two cases recently in the headlines provoke shame or something else, depending on one’s sense of...

Wake up call - Part I

It cannot be denied or ignored any longer. Islamic terrorists such as ISIS, Boka Harram, Hamas, etc., have declared war on all infidels (non-Muslims) worldwide. I pray that every American man, woman and child finally accept the fact that there are...

A website exclusively for and about Israel

Israel is at war on two fronts. There is the physical battleground of death and destruction that has caused the loss of life and suffering, plus dramatic financial and economic setbacks. Fortunately, however, for the moment there is a cease fire...

Scene Around

My old fears resurface... I've written about my experiences with anti-Semitism as a young child in Brooklyn, New York, a few times in this column. I would hope that subject is over and done with...

Off and on the Orthodox path

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the days in between them mark the season of "teshuva"-which in Hebrew literally means "to return," but in the context of the High Holidays refers to repentance. A...

Obituary - SARAH ESSES

Sarah Esses of Kissimmee, passed away on Sept. 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Kissimmee. She was 93 years old. A native of Aleppo, Syria, she was born on June 15, 1921, to the late Abraham and Becky Kishk and immigrated to the United...

 
 
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