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Book Review: Finding Black Sheep

"A Step-by-Step Guide To Finding Black Sheep In Your Family," by Carl R. Migden Do you enjoy reading "Who Done It" mysteries? How about a genealogical Who Done It? And one where the answer is all... Full story


What does it mean to be an IDF soldier?

Teenagers are into Ipods, Ipads, and Iphones, but they don't often stop to think about the IDF. This week, the Chabad centers of North and South Orlando joined to present an evening for teenagers on j... Full story


Visual Arts and Literacy contest

The Amud Aish Memorial Museum’s (Amud Aish) Kleinman Holocaust Education Center division has launched its third annual Student Visual Arts and Literacy Contest, Born to Live: Remembering the Children of the Holocaust. Open to students in grades... Full story


JFS Orlando counselors respond to community threats

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is providing onsite counseling for community members needing to discuss recent security concerns at the Maitland Jewish Campus. The Campus was evacuated... Full story



Lillian Halpern, age 106, of St. Petersburg and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Monday, Jan.9, 2017, at Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg. Lillian was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 19, 1910, to the late Jacob and Rebecca Radiskevitz Jaffe.... Full story



David M. Miller, age 72, of Winter Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. One of three children, he was born on Sept. 29, 1944, in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Morris and Bertha... Full story



Eleanor Salmanowitz, age 91, of Orlando, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 4, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Oscar L. and Henrietta Derringer Brown. On May 29, 1949,... Full story



Rhoda Wolf (Hebrew name Sura Rifka bas Tzvi Hirsch u’Frieda), 90, for more than six decades a resident of Central Florida, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017, in Longwood. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Leonard Wolf, by the... Full story


Video buffs: Grab your cameras for the second annual 'Inspired By Israel' video contest

LOS ANGELES—Today the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation announced the details of its second annual “Inspired by Israel” video contest, which it launched this week in partnership with the 12Tribe Films Foundation. Hosted on... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 20, 2017

Rebuke of UN shows a House divided over meaning of 'pro-Israel'

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel are that Capitol Hill rarity: a Republican and a Democrat who truly have each other's back. And nothing unites Royce, R-Calif., the chairman of the U.S.... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Golf club’s Jews debate admitting Obama over U.N. abstention (JTA)—Members of an exclusive, mostly Jewish golf club in Maryland are debating whether to admit President Barack Obama for membership over his decision to abstain from an... Full story


Israel's chief rabbis embrace friendlier approach to marriage, but is it enough?

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Many Israelis feel alienated by the marriage process in their country, fed up with the bureaucracy and strict religious requirements. Some seek to reform the haredi... Full story


Controversial research revealed about Polish-Jewish relations

Polish-born American historian Jan T. Gross revealed new historical research about Polish-Jewish relations while speaking to a full house at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa. Gross' research... Full story


Is Europe's jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?

(JTA)-Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged... Full story


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