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 By Ofra Daniel    Features    April 20, 2018

Israel at 70: How Israelis like me relate to a country that's an ocean away

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-My Dear Land, It is almost your birthday. At 70, you are not a young country anymore. Some will consider me a stepdaughter because I l...

 
 By Jeff Rum    News    April 20, 2018

Houston, we've got your back!

(JNS)-As a child, I remember hearing the story of Noah in Hebrew school. In a class of 5-year-olds, we drew pictures of animals walking into the ark two-by-two in an orderly fashion. And I remember a...

 

Obituary - BETTY LOOMAS

Betty Loomas (born Elizabeth A. Schick) passed away at the age of 90 on Feb. 1, 2018, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Florida of complications from pneumonia after an extended illness.  Betty graduated with a 5-year college degree from Villa...

 

Obituary - BERNARD "BERNY" RAFF

Berny Raff, age 91, of Longwood, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Quality Health Care Center in Winter Garden. “Super Berny” to everybody who met and knew him, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Feb. 14, 1927, to the late Harry...

 

ZOA/Mort Klein convinced Qatar to cancel anti-Semitic Al Jazeera 'Jewish Lobby' series

The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, came to America last week to meet with President Trump, Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and other top U.S....

 

Separated by the Holocaust, old friends find each other 76 years later

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-When Alice (Gerstel) Weit last saw Simon Gronowski, she was 13 and he was 10 and, by Alice's recollection, "the most adorable boy ever." When they reunited this week, 76 years...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Madoff victims to receive $500 million more in relief (JTA)—The Madoff Victim Fund began distributing $504 million in funds to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The funds, whose distribution began on Thursday, will be sent to over 21,000...

 

Seventy years of sacrifice: A global salute to Israel's fallen soldiers

(JNS)-If you've ever been in Israel for Yom Hazikaron-the Memorial Day for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish homeland-chances are you will never forget it. Even if you somehow miss...

 

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