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Obituary - HELEN SARA GOLDBERG

Helen S Goldberg of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Westminster Towers in Orlando. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Goldberg was born in New York City on Oct. 23, 1917, to the late David and Gertrude Karp Weiss. An educator for many...

 

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Johansson's Super Bowl ad HOLLYWOOD, FL (JTA)-Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie "Her," just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 24, 2014

Iran sanctions have majority backing in Senate, but not enough to override veto

WASHINGTON (JTA)—More than half the United States Senate has signed on to a bill that would intensify sanctions against Iran. But in a sign of the so-far successful effort by the White House to keep the bill from reaching a veto-busting 67...

 

Scene Around

A dying language?... Gee, I hope not! This is an article about preserving and sharing Ladino and Sephardic culture. (Married for more than half-century to a Sephardic Jew, this article, directly from...

 

Is food writer Mark Bittman going kosher?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Mark Bittman is not a religious man by any stretch of the imagination, least of all his own. A longtime food writer for The New York Times who three years ago shifted from cooking to...

 

How living in Switzerland taught me about anti-Jewish bias

NEW YORK (JTA)—During the height of the recession, I moved to Switzerland. I had already lived in France, Japan, India and Israel, and traveled much of the rest of the world. I’d gone global for work, love, spirituality and cultural infatuation,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 24, 2014

For lone socialist in Congress, pet issue finds the spotlight

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and the only self-described socialist in Congress, has long been an outspoken voice in Washington on issues of economic...

 

Shocking evidence Hitler escaped Germany

WASHINGTON—Everyone knows Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his underground bunker on April 30, 1945. At least, that has been the conventional wisdom. Now comes WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi’s new book, “Hunting Hitler:...

 

Female IDF soldiers shatter contemporary infantry lines

From the inception of the Jewish state to the present, Israel's military has been anything but a male-dominated institution. On May 26, 1948, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion established the Israel...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    January 24, 2014

Ariel Sharon's forgotten legacy: Jews marching to the White House

Although Ariel Sharon will be remembered primarily for his achievements on the battlefield and his decisions as an Israeli political leader, an often-overlooked aspect of his legacy was his impact on...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

New visa allows ‘X Factor’ winner to work in Israel as singer JERUSALEM (JTA)—Rose Fostanes, the Filipina caregiver who won Israel’s “X Factor,” will be allowed to work in Israel as a performer. On Monday, Israeli Interior Minister...

 

Was Walt Disney anti-Semitic?

Actress Meryl Streep has reignited a debate that has simmered below the surface in Hollywood for decades: Was Walt Disney anti-Semitic? The occasion was the annual awards event of the National Board...

 
 By Adam Kredo    News    January 24, 2014

Iranian cleric: 'Having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel'

A top Iranian lawmaker and cleric said that the country's uranium enrichment program could allow it to build a nuclear weapon "in two weeks" in order to "put down Israel," according to multiple...

 

As quenelle spreads to pitch, British soccer bosses staying on sidelines

(JTA)-When West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka exposed British soccer fans to the vaguely Hitlerian salute now sweeping his native France, Jewish groups were confident a strong response was...

 

Obama officials to Jews: New sanctions are 'dangerous'

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Two top Obama administration officials urged Jewish groups not to back new Iran sanctions, calling them “dangerous.” The officials—from the White House national security team and the Treasury Department—spoke Wednesday with...

 

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