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Good reads: Viewing the Six-Day War through the eyes of children

"The Six-Day War" by Tammar Stein In 1967, Israel teetered between existence and annihilation. By winning the Six Day War, it averted annihilation ... and began the modern dilemma of the Israeli...

 

JFGO and SOJC host ADL for Anti-Semitism discussion

On April 4, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation were proud to host Eric Ross, Associate Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for a fascinating and very timely discussion on...

 

Obituary - ARLENE P. SOMMERS

Arlene Sommers, age 88, of Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Mayflower Health Care Center. Arlene was born in Yonkers, New York, on Nov. 7, 1928, to the late Abraham and Celia Brickman Silverman. She married Bernard D. Sommers,...

 

Genealogy Success Story: A sister discovered for my cousin Jessica 

My second cousin Jessica was 2 years old when her parents, Brenda and John, had a second child, Richard. Sadly, the day Richard was born was also the day Richard died. It wasn’t long after that Jessica’s father left her mother. He was pretty much...

 

Rebbetzin 2.0: With co-equal role, young Orthodox women breaking mold of 'rabbi's wife'

CHICAGO-Every Friday morning for a month, rebbetzin Ariel Pardo has been meeting with three female Jewish students at Brandeis University for deep conversations that wind their way from Jewish...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 28, 2017

Trump says Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Iran is not living up to the “spirit” of the nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said, the latest in a flurry of mixed messages on the deal his administration has relayed in recent days. “As far as Iran is concerned, I...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Americans for Peace Now cancels annual Israel trip over anti-boycott law JERUSALEM (JTA)—Americans for Peace Now has canceled its annual trip to Israel over the country’s new anti-boycott law. The law passed last month by the Israeli Knesset...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 28, 2017

Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish New York Times columnist

NEW YORK (JTA)-At first glance, The New York Times' hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs...

 

Veterans affairs emerges as new frontier in US-Israel military relationship

While U.S.-Israel military ties have long been known for foreign aid packages, intelligence-sharing and jointly developed missile defense technology, veterans affairs could be a major new frontier in...

 

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