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 By Andrew Tobin    News    March 31, 2017

New immigrants' soccer team hopes to beat Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA)-"Vamos!" "Pass it!" "Ladrao!" For most of the match on a local field Friday, the Inter Aliyah Club soccer players speak a variety of languages. But when the ball hits the back of the... Full story



Funeral services for Bonnie L. Shams, age 78, who passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, were held at Congregation of Reform Judaism, on Wednesday, March 29, with Rabbi Steven W Engel and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiating. Interment followed at... Full story


Chef Michael Solomonov goes 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' in new film

(JTA)-"I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus." That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend,... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    March 31, 2017

Six decades after synagogue bombing, Atlanta Jews feel threats again

ATLANTA (JTA)-When Janice Rothschild Blumberg first heard that a bomb threat had hit an Atlanta Jewish center, she had only one thought: "It's happening all over again." Blumberg, 93, remembers her sh... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israel Police arrest 22 haredi Orthodox men accused of sex crimes JERUSALEM (JTA)—Police arrested 22 haredi Orthodox men in four Israeli cities who are suspected of sex crimes against women and minors over the past two years but were sheltered by... Full story


Easy maamoul: a Middle Eastern Jewish dessert

(The Nosher via JTA)-Maamoul is a traditional small pastry from the Levant (the historical area between Syria in the north and Egypt in the south including Lebanon, Israel and Palestine). Muslims,... Full story


Business Update: You can have your cake and drink it too

The Bakery Bar in downtown Orlando is a must if you enjoy desserts and cocktails. The difference with this bar is that the dessert is the cocktail. From the Crème Brulee Cake Martini (my favorite)... Full story


Barry Miller and GLBT Community Center launches 'The 49 Fund' to memorialize Pulse victims

ORLANDO-As a way to honor those who lost their lives in the Pulse tragedy, local attorney and entrepreneur Barry L. Miller, president of The Closing Agent, and the GLBT Community Center of Central... Full story


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