Articles from the February 17, 2023 edition

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Palestinian Authority calls to dismantle Israel

(JNS) — The Palestinian Authority, PLO and Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) last week called “on the peoples of the world and their democratic and progressive forces” to actively participate in the BDS Movement against Israel and to “dism...

 

Obituary - JOSEPH "JOE" KANTOR

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Kantor, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 at his Sanford, Florida home following a brief illness. Mr. Kantor was born Feb. 8, 1943 in Israel to the late Samuel & Miriam (Wohlfeld) Kan...

 

Half of America's 25 most generous philanthropists are Jews - few give to Jewish groups

(JTA) — Jews made up nearly half of America’s biggest philanthropic donors last year, according to a calculation by Forbes of who gave the most money away in 2022. In a year that saw their fortunes take a hit amid declines in the stock market, Ame...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    February 17, 2023

A Bay Area billboard battle breaks out between Jews over branding of anti-Zionism

(JTA) — Within two weeks, a series of Bay Area billboards equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism were targeted by activists. In the first incident, an unknown group of culprits wrote “Free Palestine” on them, leading the billboards’ sponsor to repla...

 

'We've unfortunately been preparing for this'

(JTA) — A New Jersey synagogue is crediting recent safety improvements after a Molotov cocktail thrown at its door overnight caused little damage. Still, Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield canceled activities on Sunday as the police investigated, m...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Brazilian teenager dies after soccer accident at Hebraica Jewish sports club By Marcus M. Gilban SAO PAULO, Brazil (JTA) — A 14-year-old Brazilian boy died on Friday after a soccer goal post fell on him at Sao Paulo’s Hebraica club, the main meeting...

 

TV star Lisa Edelstein captures her Jewish family in a solo painting exhibit

(JTA) - Like many of us left without plans during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Lisa Edelstein spent some of her time rummaging through old family photographs. But instead of just basking in...

 

New refrigerators to include built-in tech for Shabbat compliance

(JNS) - A year after introducing a line of ovens that allowed for automated use during Shabbat, General Electrical Appliances is preparing to roll out refrigerators and freezers with the same...

 

Growing number of young Jews turning to service to express their Jewish values

When Jon Cohen was in college a decade ago studying biology and chemistry with plans for medical school, he knew he wanted to make a difference in the world beyond the Florida State University campus...

 

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