Cathy Cotter is music to children's ears

By Christine DeSouza There are many dedicated people at The Roth Family JCC. How does one select just one to receive the Harriet Weiss JCC Legacy Award? This award was established last year to...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Americans for Peace Now cancels annual Israel trip over anti-boycott law JERUSALEM (JTA)—Americans for Peace Now has canceled its annual trip to Israel over the country’s new anti-boycott law. The law passed last month by the Israeli Knesset...

Gay IDF commander talks about life in the IDF, anti-Zionism on campus

During the spring of 2017, CAMERA sponsored ex-IDF soldier Hen Mazzig to speak on 17 college campuses. On one of his last stops was the University of Central Florida where Knights for Israel hosted Hen to speak about his life, his family, and his...

NY Times amends Barghouti op-ed amid outcry, prisoner hunger strike continues

A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York Times op-ed that omitted his crimes and terrorist organization membership and sparked scathing rebuke from the...

Trump says Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Iran is not living up to the “spirit” of the nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said, the latest in a flurry of mixed messages on the deal his administration has relayed in recent days. “As far as Iran is concerned, I...

The fight against lung cancer

In 1998, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. After chemotherapy and the removal of my left lung, have been cancer free for 19 years. Luckily, I am able to say that I am a lung cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky ones, because in our country, every...

The American pastor at Erdogan's mercy

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assumed near-dictatorial powers following his dubious victory in a constitutional referendum April 16, Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, was marking his sixth month of incarceration...

Pushing Death

Recently, I had a chance to spend a day with one of my closest friends from law school. Near the end of our time together, he shared the story of the passing of his mother whom I had the pleasure of meeting many decades ago. Towards the end the end...

There must be limits to Jewish Community's 'Big Tent'

What is the one value that the Jewish community should care most about? To listen to many who run Jewish organizations and communal philanthropies, the answer is inclusion. At a time when it is difficult to engage young people, maintaining a...

Where is the pride?

YouTube is one of the marvels of the Electronic age. You can play eight hours of the singers and jazz artists of the 1940s. You can take a Friday and play Yiddish and Israeli music all the way up to Shabbat. And then there are the other sites....

Genealogy Success Story: A sister discovered for my cousin Jessica 

My second cousin Jessica was 2 years old when her parents, Brenda and John, had a second child, Richard. Sadly, the day Richard was born was also the day Richard died. It wasn’t long after that Jessica’s father left her mother. He was pretty...

Rebbetzin 2.0: With co-equal role, young Orthodox women breaking mold of 'rabbi's wife'

CHICAGO-Every Friday morning for a month, rebbetzin Ariel Pardo has been meeting with three female Jewish students at Brandeis University for deep conversations that wind their way from Jewish ...

Chastain on playing Holocaust heroine in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'

(JTA)-Strong women are right in actor Jessica Chastain's wheelhouse. There's Maya, the fictional CIA agent in "Zero Dark Thirty," whose work led Seal Team Six to Osama bin Laden; Melissa Lewis, the...

Minorities and the IDF-The IDF Sword Battalion

Two non-Jewish minority communities in Israel, the Druze (a deviant Shi’a Muslim group) and Circassians (Sunni Muslims whose ancestors were exiled to Palestine from the Caucasus), are subject to mandatory conscription to the IDF. Additionally,...

Scene Around

Oy vay department!... I watched an entire four hours of Nazi stories on television the other day. So much of it reminded me of Twitler... oops, I meant Hitler. Anti-Semitism all over again?... I...

Good reads: Viewing the Six-Day War through the eyes of children

"The Six-Day War" by Tammar Stein In 1967, Israel teetered between existence and annihilation. By winning the Six Day War, it averted annihilation ... and began the modern dilemma of the Israeli...

Good reads: Within the context of the Holocaust, new book explores legal, moral duties of bystanders

"The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust," by Amos N. Guiora Consider this dilemma: You are a bystander and witness to a crime. Should your intervention in an attempt to prevent that...

A timeless, universal wish

In the Czech language, Poslední prání translates to last wish. Seventy-five years ago today, in Nazi-occupied Bohemia my Jewish grandfather Arnošt Holzer sat down at his desk in Prague and wrote his Poslední prání in a letter to my father...

Bat Mitzvah - Delaney Jill Rosenblatt

Delaney Jill Rosenblatt, daughter of Seth and Jessica Rosenblatt of Altamonte Springs, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood....

Obituary - ARLENE P. SOMMERS

Arlene Sommers, age 88, of Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Mayflower Health Care Center. Arlene was born in Yonkers, New York, on Nov. 7, 1928, to the late Abraham and Celia Brickman Silverman. She married Bernard D....

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