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Students fight hate as interns with SWU

Last year, Sami Kuperberg, a student at Oviedo High School, planned a program to address anti-Semitism with the support of JOIN Orlando and StandWithUs, titled "One Day Starts Today," that was held...

Tufts students say 'Colonizing Palestine' class demonizes Israel

MEDFORD, Mass. (JTA)—Pro-Israel students at Tufts University say a new course on Palestine is one-sided and demonizes Israel, and violates the university’s own policies on taking political stances. The course, taught by Thomas Abowd, a faculty...

US ambassador believes Golan will be 'part of Israel forever'

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman believes that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty, and certainly won't be placed back in the hands of Syria's...

Paraguay's embassy is leaving Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel closed its embassy in Paraguay following an announcement by the South American country that it was relocating its embassy back to Tel Aviv four months after moving to Jerusalem. The move comes as Paraguay joins the effort...

Time to reserve tickets to the Gems and Jeans 2018 Gala

Step out for a night on the town in your favorite pair of jeans, jazzed up with some glam accessories, at the Jewish Pavilion's Gems and Jeans 2018 Gala. The Oct. 28 affair will be a fun and festive...

Should Clinton have shared a stage with Farrakhan?

NEW YORK (JTA)—Former presidents recently served as eulogizers for Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and U.S. Sen. John McCain, the “maverick.” Barack Obama and George Bush spoke for McCain, a former rival of both, while Bill Clinton did...

Jordan doesn't want a confederation

By Yoni Ben Menachem (The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs via JNS)—The statement from the Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat about Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s comments on a new U.S. proposal for a...

25 years of illusions about Oslo

By Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS)—When the Trump administration announced that it was ending its funding of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) last week, the protests from the foreign-policy establishment were loud and anguished. As a New...

Oslo failed. Long live Oslo

NEW YORK (JTA)—It has become conventional wisdom in certain circles that the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, which was signed 25 years ago Sept. 13, 1993, on the White House lawn, was simply a failure. There is no doubt that...

The 100 Hour Jew

Every year my wife and I are invited to our cousin’s house for a second day of Rosh Hashanah lunch. It’s something we enjoy and count on—the good food, the camaraderie, the interesting...

Eastern Europe is changing, so must care to Jewish elderly

NEW YORK (JTA)—In business, an effective planning process is essential for success. During the High Holidays, Jews are urged to engage in this sort of process for our own lives. We reflect on the past year, seeking lessons to help us in the...

A 1939 phone book could be the key to unlocking millions in Polish Holocaust restitution payments

WARSAW (JTA)-In the small park behind the only synagogue in this city to have survived World War II, Yoram Sztykgold looks around with a perplexed expression. An 82-year-old retired architect,...

Erlich responds to reform synagogue legal battle win

Last week, Heritage ran a story about Kehilat Yonatan, a Reform congregation in Israel, winning a legal battle to build their synagogue. Heritage attempted to contact Lori Stein Erlich for comment....

Scene Around

Another great move... I read this recently and pass it along to you: "Speaking at a meeting of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations in Jerusalem, which operates under the auspices of the World...

How to celebrate Sukkot without a sukkah

(My Jewish Learning via JTA)-The central mitzvah of Sukkot is found in Leviticus 23:42, where Jews are commanded to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut, for seven days and nights. We do this in order...

Georgian-Style Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-There can never be too many tomatoes. August's heat is always made more bearable for me by peak tomato season. I love to eat them cut into thick rounds and topped on crusty...

Had enough sweet stuff at the New Year? Here's some savory for Sukkot.

(JTA)-So much at the Jewish New Year is sweet: first fruits, honey, honey cake. By the time Sukkot rolls around, we're often looking for something savory to offset it all. Regardless of the time of...

Europe is going bananas over this Israeli guy's avocados

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Last year, Ron Simpson was still managing talent for a living. But within just a few months Simpson, a 34-year-old Jewish marketing professional and producer from Amsterdam with no...

Why Sukkot is actually the best holiday for kids

By Rebecca Rosenthal (Kveller via JTA)-If you leave your kids home on the High Holidays so you can have grownup praying time, bring your kids on Sukkot. If you bring your kids to the High Holidays,...

Israeli hero Ari Fuld, father of 4, stabbed to death in Gush Etzion

Ari Fuld, 45, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside the Gush Etzion shopping mall on Sunday. Fuld was standing in the parking lot when the terrorist stabbed him from behind. Fuld...

Obituary - MADELINE WOLLY

Madeline Kurzrock Phillips Wolly, of Longwood, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at age 93. Madeline was born in New York City to Bertha and Michael Kurzrock. She attended NYU for college...

Obituary - SHELDON GREENE

Written by his family Sheldon Greene of Orlando passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the age of 92. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was preceded by his first wife Ruth, who passed away in November1987, and his second wife Susan...

Obituary - SONDRA KARESH PRITCHARD

Sondra K. Pritchard, age 81, of Apopka, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Westminster Towers in Winter Park. Born in Augusta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Mose and Ida Shapiro Karesh. A widow, she was a hospital radiology...

Obituary - DAVID BRUCE HAYT

David B. Hayt, age 87, of Lake Mary, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs. A son of the late Emanuel and Lillian Greenwald Hayt, David was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 14, 1931. David was a captain in...

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