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Ra’am Party head pushing US to recognize Palestinian state (JNS) — Mansour Abbas, chairman of Israel’s Ra’am Party, said in a recent interview that he has been advocating for the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state in meetings...

School district will let students opt out of Holocaust lesson

(JTA) – A school district in suburban Virginia is drawing backlash for announcing that middle school students could opt out of a talk by a Holocaust survivor on Monday. Critics of the school connected the announcement with widespread reports of...

Biden's veto is a threat to Western security and the Arab states

(Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via JNS) — President Joe Biden’s Middle East strategy has been problematic since the Oct. 7 attack. The Hamas onslaught proved that Israel cannot contain its enemies Hamas, Hezbollah and above all,...

The Borscht Belt is burning: In the Catskills, abandoned resorts keep catching fire

By Luke Tress (New York Jewish Week) — On a cold night last week, Barbara Hoff, the owner of an antique store in the Catskills, heard from a friend in the local fire department that the Nevele Grand Hotel was burning. Hoff, who lives in the town...

Ben Shapiro's split with Candace Owens reflects how Israel and antisemitism are also dividing the right

By Andrew Lapin (JTA) – For years, Candance Owens and Ben Shapiro traveled parallel paths. Both are millennial right-wing culture warriors with social media followings in the millions. And both depart from broader communities that have...

Stop the presses!

(JNS) — On March 24, Al Jazeera posted a video on YouTube that accused the Israel Defense Forces of raping Palestinian women during their recent operation in Shifa Hospital. IDF Arabic spokesman Lt.-Col. Avichai Adraee immediately and...

A perspective on the War in Gaza (October 7, 2023)

I was a battalion physician in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War. Those who fought and survived the 1973 Yom Kippur War hoped that the bitter lessons of that war had been learned and that Israel would never experience a similar catastrophe....

A politician who was also a role model

(JNS) — In a life full of accomplishments, Joe Lieberman will almost certainly be best remembered as the answer to a trivia question. Even more significant was his role as a supporting player in one of the most intense political controversies as...

Israel isn't going anywhere

(JNS) — Trying to understand current events in the Middle East without knowing its history is doomed to failure. Trying to understand Israel without an understanding of Jewish history and Zionism is equally futile. Over 100 years ago, the Jewish...

Jewish comedian Lena Dunham discovers her family's Holocaust story on PBS' 'Finding Your Roots'

(JTA) - Jewish actress and writer Lena Dunham is the latest Hollywood star to discover that her family has ties to the Holocaust on the PBS celebrity genealogy series "Finding Your Roots." Dunham,...

Hulu's 'We Were the Lucky Ones' uncovers a Jewish family's buried past under the Nazis

(JTA) — Georgia Hunter was 15 when she discovered that her grandfather was Jewish. The revelation took place a year after his death, while Hunter was interviewing her grandmother for a school project. “A high school English teacher said, ‘Go...

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Hearing aids versus cochlear implants

While hearing aids make sounds louder, cochlear implants make them louder and clearer. They work better in noisy environments than hearing aids. Cochlear hearing implant technology is very reliable and has been around for 40 years. It is not major...

A book for tourists and locals

Local resident Myrna Ossin is the author of 10 books. She has lived in Central Florida for 56 years and has been active in many diverse activities in the area. When one of her friends who planned...

'Remembering Gene Wilder' documentary salutes a Jewish comedy legend

(JTA) — When Mel Brooks was filming “The Producers,” he recalled an executive approaching him and saying, “The curly-haired guy—he’s funny looking. Fire him.” Brooks said he would fire the actor, but never intended to actually do it....

Joseph Lieberman, first Jew on a major presidential ticket, dies at 82

(JTA) – Joseph Lieberman, a longtime senator from Connecticut who as Al Gore's running mate in 2000 became the first Jewish member of a major presidential ticket, died Wednesday. He was 82. A...

Obituary - RONNA JO HOCHFELDER

Mrs. Ronna Jo Hochfelder, 76, of Ocoee, Florida passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Health Central Park Health & Rehab Center, Winter Garden, Florida following a brief illness. Mrs. Hochfelder was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois to the... Full story

Obituary - DALIA PELLI

Mrs. Dalia Pelli, 84, passed away Friday evening at her Winter Park, Florida home following a long illness which she bravely battled. Dalia was born March 3,1940, in Tel Aviv, Israel to the late... Full story

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