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French Jews leaving in record numbers, but not for the reason you think

PARIS (JTA)-Last year may have been traumatic for France and its Jews, but it was a pretty good one for Rudy Abecassis. In a year that began with the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the subsequent killing... Full story

 

Why do Jews say mazel tov and l'chaim?

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present The Jewish Course of Why, the institute’s new six-session winter 2016 course that will begin during the week of Feb. 7, 2016 Rabbi Yossi Hecht, director of The Chabad Jewish Center of Ocala and... Full story

 

How 'Transparent' is reshaping views of transgender Jews

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-The prevalence of transgender issues in pop culture seems to have reached a pinnacle this year. Caitlyn-nee Bruce-Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair. The movie "Tangerine,"... Full story

 

Food rescue in Israel can minimize nutritional insecurity gap

RA’ANANA, ISRAEL—More than 2.5 million tons of edible food, with a market value of NIS8 billion (roughly US$2 billion) is wasted in Israel annually, according to an inaugural report, Food Waste and Rescue in Israel: The Economic, Social and... Full story

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump declare election 2016 truce (JTA)—Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump reportedly have decided not to let the 2016 presidential election ruin their friendship. However, they have agreed not to see each other until after... Full story

 

From HBO to Arthur Miller, what a 'tough guy' actor learned from his Jewish grandma

NEW YORK (JTA)-On a trip to London last year, actor Michael Zegen caught a revival performance of Arthur Miller's 1955 drama, "A View from the Bridge," about a Brooklyn longshoreman whose protective... Full story

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 15, 2016

How Jewish groups got spied on by Obama

WASHINGTON (JTA)-At first blush, it appears like a bombshell: The United States listened in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's phone calls. But on closer examination, the... Full story

 

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