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Trees-a poem for Tu B'Shevat

By Joyce Kilmer  I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer... Full story


Father of 6 murdered in drive-by shooting terror attack

Shortly after 8 p.m., the Magen David Adom (MDA) radio received reports of a shooting attack, apparently from the victim, who had served as an MDA volunteer. Paramedics from the town of Kedumim, a short drive from the scene of the attack, arrived on... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    January 19, 2018

Delta employees detail a pattern of anti-Semitic abuse at airline

NEW YORK (JTA)—It wasn’t long after Nahum Amir began working for Delta Airlines as a mechanic that he says his manager started calling him “the Jewish guy.” Then Amir says the manager accused him and other Jews of “killing kids in Gaza.... Full story


Handmade mezuzot for seniors

Congregation Ohev Shalom Youth and Families programming provided mezzuzot for the residents of senior living communities. One recent Shabbat as the songs were sung, the blessings recited and sharing... Full story

 By Ebin Sandler    News    January 19, 2018

No peace talks while Jerusalem is capital of Israel

The Palestinians' head negotiator, Saeb Erekat, announced on Tuesday that any peace talks sponsored by the United States would be rejected until the Americans revoke their Dec. 6 recognition of... Full story



Opal Benson, age 95, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, two weeks shy of her 96 birthday. She was a daughter of the late A.E. and Mary Alice Lowe Wilson, of Sarasota, and was born on Jan. 21, 1922. An acc... Full story


Obituary - ZVI CHAMU

Written by Lenaya Rotklein, his daughter. Steve Chamu, Hebrew name Zvi, died Jan. 1, 2018, at the age of 65 from heart complications. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, and his two daughters, Lenaya... Full story


How this 31-year-old Londoner became Poland's best-known (and most controversial) Jew

MIEDZYRZEC PODLASKI, Poland (JTA)-In a snowy woods near the border with Belarus, Jonny Daniels pulls muddy fishing waders over the pants of his tailored business suit and grabs a shovel from the... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Alan Sagner, NJ developer who backed liberal and Jewish causes, is dead at 97 WHIPPANY, New Jersey (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA)—Alan Sagner, a former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a major benefactor of Jewish... Full story


Winter camping and fighting addiction at America's first Jewish wilderness therapy program

When Jory Hanselman was a high school student, she found herself struggling on multiple fronts. A family member was wrestling with addiction and mental illness. And two friends died suddenly, one... Full story


Gal Gadot, Harvey Weinstein among top 10 most mispronounced words for 2017

(JTA)—The names Gal Gadot and Harvey Weinstein were among the top 10 mispronounced words of 2017, according to Babbel Magazine Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in the film by the same name and in “Justice League,” was fifth on the list put out... Full story


A Broadway veteran joins Amy Schumer in Steve Martin's Jewy new play

NEW YORK (JTA)-It's a recurring theme in the career of actor Jeremy Shamos: extravagant praise for playing some less-than-extravagant characters. In reviews for "Meteor Shower," the new Broadway... Full story


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