Articles from the January 12, 2018 edition
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A Rust Belt synagogue 'runs out of people' and gathers to bury its past
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (JTA)-It was a frigid 10 degrees on Sunday, the last day of 2017, but some 20 people gathered at Congregation Tifereth Israel's cemetery in this city of 22,000 on the Ohio border. A bl... Full story
American immigration to Israel takes a new turn in 2017
TEL AVIV-As a group of well-wishers waved tiny Israeli flags and shouted "Welcome home," Diane Hewitt of Hoboken, New Jersey, stepped off the El Al jet that had just flown her to Tel Aviv from New... Full story
Don't miss the Central Florida premier of 'The Bigot'
"How can you hate someone you have never even met?" was a question frequently pondered by 6-year-old Eva Mor, as a young child growing up in Poland in the year's following World War II. Often... Full story
Ohev Men's Club presents annual World Wide Wrap
Super Bowl Sunday is just weeks away. That means the annual World Wide Wrap sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom is just weeks away as well. Each year, Men’s Clubs from Conservative and Masorti synagogues throughout the United... Full story
Congregation Beth Sholom January Schedule
Celebrate Shabbat with the synagogue that feels like family. The Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, Jan. 12th at 7pm. The service will honor the members of our board of directors. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service.... Full story
Crack!... Bam!... Jokers!... It's Maj Madness at the J
The strange names of the tiles in Maj Jongg are music to the ears of those playing in The Roth Family’s Jewish Community Center 14th Annual “Maj Madness” Mah Jongg Tournament, to be held Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The festivities will begin at... Full story
Palestinians to Trump: Threats to cut aid are 'blackmail'
The Palestinians rejected President DonaldTrump's threat to cut US aid to the Palestinian Authority over its refusal to return to the negotiations table, saying their "rights are not for sale."... Full story
International Jewish students group to launch anti-Semitism awareness campaign on campuses
JERUSALEM (JTA)—International Jewish student leaders will launch an international anti-Semitism awareness campaign on campuses worldwide and vowed to reject any attempts to deny the Armenian genocide. The World Union of Jewish Students at its 44th... Full story
Report: Trump transition to derail UN anti-Israel resolution
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Efforts by the Trump transition team to kill a 2016 UN Security Council resolution slamming Israel’s settlement policies were more widespread than was previously known, according to a Wall Street Journal report The report Friday... Full story
US threatens to cut funds to Palestinians
At a press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley fielded questions about the fate of US funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, the primary UN agency responsible for funneling aid to the Palestinians.... Full story
How do you define anti-Semitism? It's complicated.
NEW YORK (JTA)—JTA doesn’t give out Person of the Year honors, but if we did I’d be tempted to nominate Michael Kadar, the Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in early 2017. As... Full story
US threats to end aid unlikely to revive peace talks
The Palestinians say “no” ties with the US, “no” meetings with US peace emissaries, and a big “no” to Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. All of these negatives have combined to turn President Donald Trump’s... Full story
Iranian unrest can bring peace for Israel and beyond
By Daniel Krygier Like all empires and despotic regimes, the Iranian Mullah regime has a shelf life that it desperately seeks to prolong. The renewed popular protests in Iran against the regime and the deteriorating living conditions in the country... Full story
We need to stop using the phrase 'more Jewish'
(Kveller via JTA)—My family joined a synagogue a few months ago, and overall it’s been wonderful for us. But after our first family Shabbat service, I realized I had a lot to learn. And I wanted to learn. I wanted to be a good example for both... Full story
Should Israeli soldiers shoot to kill Palestinian terrorists? Michael Oren says yes.
(JTA)-If a Palestinian appears to be committing a terror attack, do they deserve to die on the spot? The answer is yes, says Michael Oren. The former Israeli ambassador to the United States, now a... Full story
France's foremost female rabbi faces flak over Jerusalem stance
PARIS (JTA)—When Delphine Horvilleur, France’s best-known female rabbi, began appearing regularly in the media, her friends and relatives feared it would expose her to threats or attacks by anti-Semites. Several years later it appears they were o... Full story
Aharon Appelfeld, renowned Israeli author, dies at 85
JERUSALEM (JTA)-Aharon Appelfeld, an Israeli author who published more than 45 books in Hebrew and won his country's top prize for literature, has died. Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor, died early Thu... Full story