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Don Rickles is dead at 90

NEW YORK (JTA)-Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname "Mr. Warmth," has died at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning, April 6,... Full story

 
 By JTA    News    July 8, 2016

Natan Sharansky: There is no future for Jews in France

PARIS-Arab immigration to France and deep-seated anti-Semitism in that country mean French Jews have no future there, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel said. Natan Sharansky made this declarati... Full story

 
 By JTA Staff    News    January 29, 2016

Two days of terror: Israeli mother of 6 killed, pregnant woman stabbed

(JTA)-A day after witnessing her mother's brutal murder, Dafna Meir's teenage daughter spoke before hundreds who had come to mourn her. Dafna Meir, 38, a mother of six, was stabbed to death on Sunday... Full story

 
 By JTA staff    News    October 2, 2015

SodaStream offers to take in refugees

Israeli company Soda-Stream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert. In an announcement over the weekend, SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat,... Full story

 
 By JTA Staff    Life Cycles    July 31, 2015

Theodore Bikel, 'Tevye,' dies at 91

(JTA)-Theodore Bikel, an actor and folk singer who was recognized in 1997 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, has died at 91. Bikel, who won fame... Full story

 
 By JTA Staff    News    May 22, 2015

Two Jews among confirmed dead in Amtrak crash

NEW YORK (JTA)-A 39-year-old executive with an education startup and a 20-year-old naval academy student were among the seven people confirmed dead from an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.... Full story

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    January 9, 2015

Take JTA's 2014 news quiz

(JTA)—What made headlines (in Israel, the U.S. and around the world) in 2014? Test your knowledge with JTA’s annual news quiz: 1. Palestinian officials apologized to Czech authorities after the Palestinian envoy to Prague, Jamal Al-Jamal, was... Full story

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    August 30, 2013

JTA Year In Review

NEW YORK (JTA)—From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, JTA takes a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773. September 2012 Islamists throw a homemade grenade into a Jewish... Full story

 

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