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Young and 'older' alike enjoyed Men's Night Out

This year’s Men’s Night Out, the second event of its kind, was again, a successful venture. While last year’s get together could be defined as a reunion among men who hadn’t seen each other...

 

Brazil applauds Netanyahu-Bolsonaro bromance, new ties with Jewish state

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gained pop star status among Brazilians during a five-day visit to the country to attend the inauguration of the country's new...

 
 By Ron Kaplan    News    January 11, 2019

Jewish slugger Kevin Youkilis on Hall of Fame ballot

(JTA)-What is more difficult to fathom: that former Jewish Major Leaguer Kevin Youkilis has been retired for five years or that his name appears on the current Hall of Fame ballot? "Youk" made his...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 11, 2019

Ultima Thule was a term used by Nazis

(JTA)—Earlier this week, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by what it says is the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft. But calling the trans-Neptunian object by its official designation of 2014 MU69 was cumbersome and boring for...

 

A Dutch couple find forgotten Holocaust history in their countryside home

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Despite its rustic charms, the dream home that Roxane van Iperen and her partner bought nearly ruined their marriage. Van Iperen, a 42-year-old novelist, underestimated the amount of...

 

'Clueless' creator Amy Heckerling on her Jewish roots and how men have it much easier in the film industry

(JTA)-Officially and for the record, despite her Jewish-sounding name, Cher Horowitz is not a member of the tribe. In fact, the Valley Girl heroine of the iconic 1995 film "Clueless" was never...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

2 swastikas drawn on apartment in Brooklyn By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Two foot-long swastikas were drawn outside the apartment door of an elderly Jewish woman in Brooklyn. Miryam Marc, 77, said her late husband was a Holocaust survivor, and she escaped...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 11, 2019

Can anyone beat Benjamin Netanyahu?

(JTA)—Israeli police want him to be indicted in three separate corruption cases. He’s embattled from left and right for his attacks on Gaza and his policy in the West Bank. He’s made a point of cozying up to controversial right-wing...

 

Alfred Bader, Milwaukee philanthropist and art collector, dies at 94

(JTA)-Alfred Bader, a refugee who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a young teen in 1938, and later became a chemist, businessman, philanthropist for Jewish and other causes, and an influential art...

 

Russ Fulcher: An evangelical Christian from Idaho who will 'stand' with Israel

(JNS)-Republican Rep. Russ Fulcher, 56, defeated Democratic nominee Cristina McNeil in Idaho's 1st Congressional District in the 2018 midterm elections to replace Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador, who...

 

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