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 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    March 29, 2019

Brexit is pushing Jews to seek passports from countries that persecuted their ancestors

(JTA)-Portugal used to be little more than a sunny holiday destination to Adam Perry, a 46-year-old Londoner who works in procurement. But following the United Kingdom's 2016 vote to leave the... Full story



Jacqueline S. Opotzner, age 96, affectionately known as Jackie O., of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living in Lake Mary. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Sept. 25, 1922, to the late Benjamin and Jennie... Full story



Stanley J. Shader, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the age of 93, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born and raised in Orlando, Fla., Stanley was the son of Ben and Bessie Shader. He spent his early days milking c... Full story

 By Jackson Richman    News    March 29, 2019

Does the Democratic Party really 'hate' Jewish people?

(JNS)—The Democratic Party has long been viewed by most Jewish Americans as its political home. Influenced by the Jewish people’s long history of persecution, urban lifestyle and generally liberal political outlook, American Jews are some of the... Full story


Why a Bible-toting, onion-eating British officer remains a hero in Israel 75 years after his death

HOF HACARMEL, Israel (JTA)-Few non-Jews and even fewer British soldiers are regarded as highly in Israel as Orde Charles Wingate, a senior officer who became a legend here by shaping Israel's... Full story

 By Eric Berger    News    March 29, 2019

Orthodox-run cemetery OKs area for cremated remains, burial of non-Jewish family members

ST. LOUIS (St. Louis Jewish Light via JTA)-A Jewish cemetery in a suburb here has opened a section for the burial of cremated remains and will allow for the burial of non-Jewish, immediate family... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

US Jewish communities support Muslim neighbors at prayer services and vigils By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Jewish communities throughout the United States attended vigils and services at mosques in their communities to express support and concern in the... Full story


After eight years of civil war, the return of Syria to the Arab world

(Research Institute for European and American Studies via JNS)-Nearly eight years into the civil war in Syria, the government forces led by Syrian President Bashar Assad-and supported by Russia,... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    March 29, 2019

Jewish journalist's Purim prank about fleeing anti-Semitism shocks Holland

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-The Netherlands' main Jewish weekly is the kingdom's oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch were shocked to read a column... Full story


Supreme Court bans Ben-Ari from Israel's April elections

(JNS)—Israel’s Supreme Court banned Otzma Yehudit candidate Michael Ben-Ari from running in the upcoming national elections—the first time Israel’s highest court has ever prevented a single individual from running in an Israeli election—in... Full story


Beresheet Lunar landing site revealed

REHOVOT, ISRAEL— The main scientific instrument on board the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft, the SpaceIL Magnetometer, has now been successfully turned on in space and data returned to Earth. After its successful launch, Beresheet is circling Earth... Full story


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