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Honoring slain journalist Sotloff in his Florida hometown

(JTA)-It's been eight months since Jewish freelance journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded by ISIS. Still shaken by the loss, his hometown of Pinecrest, Florida-an upscale community of some 20,000...

 

Fifty years after Freedom Summer, civil rights volunteers reflect

(JTA) - At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, Miss., the activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to...

 
 By Dina Weinstein    News    July 11, 2014

50 years later, rabbis jailed in civil rights protest return to St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (JTA) — For Rabbi Richard Levy, it was an emotional return to this historic northeastern Florida city. The first time Levy came to St. Augustine 50 years ago, he and 15 other rabbis and a Reform Jewish leader endured taunts...

 

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