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  • Obituary - JOEL RUBIN

    Jan 15, 2021

    Joel Rubin, age 81, of Heathrow, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020, at Advent-Health Altamonte Springs after a prolonged illness. Joel was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 28, 1939, the youngest of the three children of Harry Rubin and Rose Balansky Rubin. He and his family moved to Long Beach, N.Y., when he was 13. Joel went on to study at CW Post, NYU and St. John's University earning a master's and Ph.D. in American literature and a second master's degree in Russian literature. He also served i... Full story

  • A Jewish bartender's 5 tips for perfectly delicious homemade cocktails

    Maddy Albert|Jan 15, 2021

    It's been a unique and challenging year for all of us; learning how to find joy and relax is more important than ever. One of our favorite ways to chill out is with a homemade cocktail. Don't know where to start? Well, you're in luck! Jewish mixologist and Detroit native Chas Williams - you might know him as the previous head bartender at Ferndale's Oakland Art and Novelty Company, or as the creator of the famed matzah ball cocktail (made with real schmaltz!) - shared his top five tips for...

  • This customized van is helping UK Holocaust survivors record their stories during the pandemic

    Cnaan Liphshiz|Jan 15, 2021

    (JTA) - As one of the youngest Holocaust survivors, Eva Clarke has spent years telling the story of how her mother, weighing just 68 pounds, gave birth to her inside a concentration camp just a month before it was liberated. But this past spring, as COVID-19 shut down public life, Clarke's visits to schools and community centers in the United Kingdom "came to a screeching halt, indefinitely," she recalls. Earlier this month, she got a fresh audience when an RV pulled into her driveway in...

  • The formerly Orthodox character on 'The Good Doctor' is inspired by the creator's family

    Curt Schleier|Jan 15, 2021

    (JTA) - Writer and producer David Shore didn't have to look far when developing a key new character for his hit ABC-TV series "The Good Doctor." He went straight to his nieces and nephews, the children of his Orthodox rabbi brothers. The show, which returns with new episodes on Jan. 11, focuses on Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), an autistic doctor who is able to diagnose complicated illnesses and come up with creative treatments. But its fourth season introduced some new faces. "We...