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Scout Shabbat service Feb. 7

The Roth Jewish Community Center will host a Scout Shabbat on Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. at the JCC. All Jewish scouts, families and friends of Scouting in Central Florida are invited to celebrate Lord... Full story


Romania has come a long way on Holocaust remembrance, but denial persists

BUCHAREST, Romania (JTA-Touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005, Romanian President Traian Basescu was unprepared to confront some painful truths. Facing a photograph showing pro-Nazi... Full story


MLK Day: Recalling an early Zionist protest against racism

For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights-from Jewish... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    January 31, 2014

Is Stephen Harper-led Canada Israel's new best friend?

With the Middle East in turmoil, Europe moving backwards, and the United States fatigued from years of war and recession, Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is... Full story


Remembering Pete Seeger and his Jewish influence

Pete Seeger, the iconic American folk singer and composer of such notable standards as "If I had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" passed away on Monday, Jan. 27 at... Full story


Ex-U.S. soldier, 96, engineering reunions of prisoners he helped free

BALTIMORE (JTA)-Even at 96, Frank Towers still recalls the stench of the prisoner train when its doors were opened nearly seven decades ago. "Not to be believed," he said. It was April 13, 1945, when... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    January 31, 2014

Nothing personal: Kerry-Ya'alon stir indicates policy differences

Leaked comments Israeli Defense Minister Moshe [Bogie] Ya'alon made about U.S. Secretary State of State John Kerry's approach to Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations caused a diplomatic stir... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Pig heads sent to synagogue, Israeli embassy and museum in Rome (JTA)—Boxes containing the head of a pig were sent to the main synagogue in Rome, the Israeli embassy there and a museum showing an exhibition on the Holocaust. The packages, sent via... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    January 31, 2014

A growing movement of corporate philanthropy

TEL AVIV (JTA)- When the Israeli mobile maps start-up Waze accepted a buyout from Google for more than $1 billion in June, each of the company's 100 employees walked away with an average of $1.2... Full story


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