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Jewish families killed in Costa Rica crash remembered for passionate social justice work

NEW YORK (JTA)-Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica were being remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family of Scarsdale, New... Full story


Camp establishes scholarship in memory of family killed in Costa Rica plane crash

NEW YORK (JTA)—A Jewish camp has created a scholarship fund in memory of a family who died in a plane crash in Costa Rica. Camp Ramah Darom, a Conservative summer camp in Clayton, Georgia, established a fund in memory of the Weiss family on... Full story



David Jack Epstein, age 88, of Orlando, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. He was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Belle and Emil Epstein. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1953 with a J.D.... Full story



Howard M. Goldstein, age 74, of Orlando, passed away on Dec. 30, 2017, at Health Central in Ocoee. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was born on Nov. 25, 1943, to the late Jacob and Nancy Weiss Goldstein. Howard was a graduate of New York... Full story



Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, age 67, passed away on Jan. 1, 2018, at Florida Hospital-Orlando. Originally from Fall River, Mass., Dr. Greenberg graduated from Columbia University Medical and Law Schools.... Full story


Obituary - DR. HARRY J. KAPLAN

Dr. Barry J. Kaplan, age 67, of Sorrento, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his residence. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, he was born on April 3, 1950, to the late Harold Kaplan and Lenore Vilensky Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan graduated from... Full story


Obituary - IRA KIRSCH

Ira Kirsch, age 64, of Reisterstown, Maryland, passed away in Orlando on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. A native of Baltimore, he was born on March 29, 1953, to David and Beverly Lieberman Kirsch and was an executive in the... Full story



Elaine Markowitz, age 75, of Bartow, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 25, 1942, to the late John and Diane Gabler Rappaport. Elaine was a high school graduate and attended... Full story



Nettie Newburger, age 100, of Apopka, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 30, 1917, to the late Charles and Fanny Marks Barnett. Nettie was the widow of... Full story


Fake news then and now

More than a generation ago, the passion to be the first to report the news led to the Chicago Tribune's banner headline of Nov. 3, 1948: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!" President Truman delighted in posing... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Barbra Streisand slams Golden Globes for not giving award to women directors JTA—Barbra Streisand criticized the sexism of Hollywood while presenting an award at the Golden Globes, pointing out that she is the only woman to have received its best... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 12, 2018

Will Iran protests kill the nuclear deal?

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Iranians are taking to the streets in spontaneous demonstrations across the country to protest government corruption and a failing economy. The depth and breadth of popular Iranian... Full story


Flight attendants sue Delta Air Lines for anti-Jewish, anti-Israeli attitude

(JTA)—Four current and former flight attendants have filed a federal lawsuit against Delta Air Lines alleging that the company’s management has “an anti-Jewish, Hebrew and ethnic Israeli attitude.” The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District... Full story


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