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The NRA spends millions... (I'm just saying.) This is a recent statement from the American Federation of Teachers: (AFT) President RANDI WEINGARTEN on the Florida school shooting; "This is the 18th sc... Full story


Personal seal of prophet Isaiah believed to be uncovered in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA)—An impression of what is believed to be the 2,700-year-old personal seal of the prophet Isaiah was uncovered in Jerusalem. Isaiah lived during the eighth century BCE and prophesized about the return of the Jews from the Babylonian... Full story


Taylor Force's family to receive award

NEW YORK—The World Values Network is honored to announce that Stuart and Robbi Force along with their daughter Kristen, will receive an award at The Sixth Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala, which will be held on March... Full story


These Jewish women say celebrating Purim in the #MeToo era is different

NEW YORK (JTA)-When Meredith Jacobs was taught the Purim story as a little girl in the 1970s and '80s, Esther was made out to be its heroine, while Queen Vashti was its "evil queen." According to the... Full story


Spielberg and Katzenberg each pledge $500,000 to gun control march

(JTA)—Director Steven Spielberg and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg have pledged $500,000 each to the student-organized March For Our Lives imploring action on gun control. The nationwide protest scheduled for March 24 is the brainchild of the Never... Full story



Charles David Harris of Orlando, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, following a long-term illness. One of two children, he was born on May 15, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Bernard and Ethel Harris. He worked at Lockheed Martin in the... Full story

 By Josefin Dolsten    News    March 2, 2018

Kids are using hamantaschen to help end gun violence

(JTA)-The college-aged kids of a Jewish congressman from Florida are raising money to end gun violence by selling hamantaschen. Gabby, Serena and Cole Deutch launched the Bake Action Against Gun... Full story


Aly Raisman to BBYO: Be kind, speak out, stand up for survivors

(JTA)—Aly Raisman, the Olympic gold medalist gymnast, told a BBYO conference she drew strength from her Jewish upbringing. Raisman, addressing the pluralistic youth movement’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, said she wanted to... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    Features    March 2, 2018

Jewish war veterans want the young warriors to tell their stories

ARLINGTON, Va. (JTA)-Jews don't serve in the military. Jews shouldn't serve in the military. Forget about being Jewish-the mission comes first. Like a lot of other Jewish dilemmas, what's old for... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Trump administration to move US Embassy to Jerusalem in May, Israel’s 70th birthday WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Trump administration will formally move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May to coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.... Full story


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