Articles from the March 18, 2022 edition

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Charles Entenmann wasn't Jewish. - but Jews saw his cakes and cookies as part of the family

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Nothing seemed so Jewish as a box of Entenmann's cake or cookies. "All of the Jews I know bought Entenmann's," wrote Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, in her 2019 book...


Jewish NFL player retires from Tampa Bay Buccaneers after seven seasons

Ali Marpet, a Birthright Israel alumnus, was selected by the Buccaneers in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft and played 101 games with the team, serving at both guard and center. He became a...


Sharing Purim with others

On March 10, the Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers prepared a breakfast buffet for the members of the Maitland Chamber. "Sharing our holidays and culture with people of all faiths is very...


'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,' is getting a sequel

(JTA) — A best-selling children’s novel that the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has said “should be avoided by anyone who studies or teaches about the history of the Holocaust” is getting a sequel. John Boyne, the Irish author of “The Boy...



Miriam Machela Apfel, age 97, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022. A Holocaust survivor, loving wife, mother of two, grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of four, Miriam was born in Poland on March 6, 1924, as the... Full story



Raynelda Doris Sunshine, passed peacefully at The Mayflower Winter Park Florida on Monday, March 7, 2022. Raynelda known as Doris, was born in Liberty County, West Virginia, to Homer L. Asbury and Roberta Susanne Asbury on March 11, 1922. She had... Full story

 By Rachel Kohn    News    March 18, 2022

As Russian siege wears on, Jews left behind in Ukrainian cities face grim conditions

(JTA) — Shelter, vital supplies, and escape from besieged cities: these are the keys to survival many Ukrainian Jews are seeking as the Russian invasion enters its second week. Ukrainian and Russian negotiators on Thursday acknowledged a need for...

 By Jordyn Haime    News    March 18, 2022

China pushes Russia's 'denazification' myth to rationalize Ukraine invasion

TAIPEI (JTA) — Many countries have roundly rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s argument that his attack on Ukraine is needed to achieve the “denazification” of that country. But the argument is alive and well in Chinese state-run...


In Brooklyn's 'Little Odessa,' Jews from Ukraine and Russia find the war 'terrifying'

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In Brighton Beach, New York, a community in Brooklyn known to many as “Little Odessa,” named after the port city in Ukraine, many Jews are struggling to navigate the fear and uncertainty that has wracked the...

 By Israel Kasnett    News    March 18, 2022

Russian war on Ukraine places Israel in delicate position

(JNS) — Israel could expect to see the arrival of a total of 15,000 Ukrainians by the end of the month if it continues to allow entry to refugees fleeing their war-torn country at the current pace, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked told the Cabinet...

 By Jonathan Shamir    News    March 18, 2022

Their country suddenly a pariah, Jews look for ways to leave Russia

TEL AVIV (JTA) - "You'll be calling until the mashiach comes," one woman responded this week to a frantic query about embassy appointments on a Facebook group for Russians planning to move to...

 By Andrew Lapin    News    March 18, 2022

Birthright Israel to lower its age limit back to 26

(JTA) — Five years after raising the age limit for Israel tour participants, Birthright Israel is reverting to a policy of funding free trips only to young adults 26 and under. This summer will be the last chance for Jews aged 27 to 32 to...


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