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Rescue under fire

It was during the Second Intifada, horrific terrorist attacks were breaking out daily-shootings, bus bombings, tragedy after tragedy. An attack in Otniel, in the Hebron Hills, left a student and...

Writer's Block Bookstore hosts Brian Kilmeade live at the Roth Family JCC

New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade will be at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. to talk about his newest book "Sam Houston and...

The Jewish Pavilion offers an experience for residents of all faiths

Colleen Norris has been associated with The Mayflower in Winter Park for over 23 years. She is the assisted-living director and recently stated that she is "happy to get up and go to work every day."...

Islamic Jihad declares war on Israel

After Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the group's leader said that Israel has...

In Gaza Strip, Palestinian Islamic Jihad agitates for violence

(JNS)-Palestinian Islamic Jihad-the second-largest armed terror faction in Gaza after Hamas-is agitating for violence, and is in fact the organization that conducted Friday-night's rocket barrage on...

A Kurdish campaign to boycott Turkey

(JNS)—It is a story that strikes a chord with anyone familiar with the struggle for civil rights in the American South. Jwnaid Murad, a businessman in Iraqi Kurdistan, has decided that he will no longer sell Turkish products in his supermarket in...

J Street's foul formula

(JNS)—When it was founded some 10 years ago, J Street claimed to be a “pro-Israel and pro-peace” organization. That was taken to mean partnering with the mainstream Israeli political left to build support in Washington for a two-state...

Europe needs to wake up and start fighting

(JNS)—Roman landmark Caffè Greco, which opened on the Via dei Condotti in 1760, is in crisis. It has to be sold, and there is talk of Jewish buyers. To readers not living in or familiar with Rome this may not seem like a particularly interesting...

Shabbat: Reclaiming Jewish identity from anti-Semitism

(JNS)—One year after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting shook world Jewry to its core, we are continuously flooded with disturbing reminders that, unbelievably, anti-Semitism is back on the agenda and threatens our way of life more seriously...

New Israel Fund's war on Jewish life

(JNS)—According to the Forward, the rationale for the New Israel Fund’s push to create an alternative philanthropic system can be explained by what a Philadelphia psychologist named Roy Idelson considered to be a reasonable request. He...

We didn't need more evidence-Richard Spencer has always been anti-Semitic

NEW YORK (JTA)—There is something curious about the media attention given to the recent leak of Richard Spencer’s post-Charlottesville rant, in which he decried “little f—ing kikes” and “little f—ing octoroons,” an anachronistic...

A Holocaust survivor who inspires all he meets

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to be." This is Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann's own words by which he lives. With an everlasting smile on his face, Steigmann shares his message...

What the fall of the Berlin Wall meant for Eastern European Jews

By Liam Hoare VIENNA (JTA)-"Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism," the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9,...

Scene Around

I'm shocked (and delighted!)... I learned this recently and share it with you: "The Dutch National Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen has announced its intention to offer financial compensation to the...

Obituary - HOWARD STANLEY FREEDMAN

(Herschel Shmuel ben Reuven) Howard Stanley Freedman of Altamonte Springs passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He was 87 years old. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, on May 26, 1932, to the late Ruben and Adeline Freedman. In...

Obituary - ROSALIND JEAN FRIEDMAN LEVITT

(Rachel Leah bat Moshe) Rosalind Levitt passed away Nov. 6, 2019. She was born Oct. 13 1921, in the Bronx, New York City. She had a marvelous life. She and her husband, Jack, who predeceased her worked together in the family business and traveled...

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