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Global Warming? Are you kidding? It's still snowing!... I've had people actually say things like this to me when I mention the threat of global warming. I received a letter from the president of the...

 

King Cake challah

(The Nosher via JTA)-I have always had a love of affair with the city of New Orleans. I have traveled there nearly 10 times since my early 20s for work a few times, but more often to visit our...

 

Le'Or aims to put marijuana legalization on the Jewish agenda

(JTA)-"You know, it's a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob, what is the matter with them?" That...

 

Hadassah of Williamsburg meeting

Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a general membership meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 1p.m., at Parkview Clubhouse, at 5650 Parkview Drive in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg Singers, under the direction of Eleanore Leeson, will perform a...

 

Lecture series on various religions

The Interfaith Council of Central Florida is presenting a series of lectures on the various religious beliefs in society. The lectures will be held at Brookdale Retirement Community (formerly Chambrel), located at 160 Islander Court in Longwood, the...

 

Expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel's leading literary prize

(JTA)-Israel's biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Senior Orthodox rabbis resign in wake of Australia’s sex abuse probe SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – Three senior Orthodox rabbis have resigned in the wake of Australia’s Royal Commission into the child sex abuse scandal at two Chabad institutions....

 

Gadi Eizenkot takes command of IDF during 'tense and challenging period'

The four-year term of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz officially ended Monday, with Gantz handing command of the military over to his deputy, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, during a ceremony at Rabin Base in Tel Aviv. While...

 

Three Israeli pals take shakshuka to Manhattan's streets

By Shannon Sarna NEW YORK (JTA)-Just over a year ago, Israeli friends Josh Sharon, Solomon Taraboulsi and Gabriel Israel moved to New York to pursue professional dreams: Sharon and Taraboulsi to...

 

In Sundance drama, Silverman puts her darkness on display

PARK CITY, Utah (JTA)-The Sarah Silverman that the world knows and loves is a loudmouthed, foulmouthed, ribald comedian who tramples on the boundaries of social decency with sharp purpose and...

 

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