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Molly Rose Kaplan, daughter of Jeff and Julie Kaplan of Chuluota, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 4, 2013.   Molly is a seventh grader at Lawton Chiles Middle School, where... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 3, 2013

Scene Around

Welcome Jewish Americans… May is designated “Jewish American Heritage Month.” (I bet you didn’t know that. I certainly didn’t!) It is the official time we celebrate the contributions of Jewish Americans who have helped weave the fabric of... Full story


Songs for seniors

When one Googles “Songs for seniors,” there are 3,250,000 results. One reason is that our older generation grew up listening and singing the same songs no matter where they were raised. Seniors... Full story

 By Linda Gradstein    News    May 3, 2013

Green pilgrimage comes to Jerusalem

For some, green is the color of money, but for others it’s the color of the environment. Those who favor the latter gathered in Jerusalem last week to experience everything from an “eco-cinema” (a solar-powered movie broadcast on the walls of... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Polish politician receives U.S. Holocaust museum’s highest honor (JTA)—Polish politician and historian Wladyslaw Bartoszewski was scheduled to receive the Elie Wiesel Award from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The award, given... Full story

 By Ilan Gattegno    News    May 3, 2013

Israeli airlines end strike, government agrees to pay 97.5 percent of security costs

El Al Airlines and the Israeli Finance Ministry signed an agreement on last Monday afternoon that ended a one-and-a-half day strike by all three Israeli airlines and prevented a wider work stoppage that would have frozen all activity at Israel’s... Full story


6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Diamond’s gesture to Boston NEW YORK (6NoBacon)—After a horrible week in their city, one Bostonians surely want to forget, singer Neil Diamond brought them a memorable moment. Diamond came to Fenw... Full story

 By Rachel Marder    News    May 3, 2013

Israeli biotech field blossoming but held back by slow approval process, experts say

JERUSALEM—While Israel is fast becoming a leader in the biomedical and biotechnology fields, industry experts say the Israeli Health Ministry may be unduly hindering its growth. Famously called a... Full story

 By Ruth Ellen Gruber    News    May 3, 2013

Remembering Warsaw Ghetto heroes with yellow daffodils

WARSAW, Poland (JTA)—In Warsaw, sirens wailed and church bells rang to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a valiant but failed revolt by Jewish fighters against the Nazi occupi... Full story

 By Debra Rubin    News    May 3, 2013

Rebuking colleagues, New Jersey rabbi welcomes 'anti-jihadi' blogger

In a fiery speech in Edison, N.J., attended by about 70 supporters, controversial anti-jihadist blogger and author Pamela Geller warned Americans and Jews about a war being waged against Western... Full story


Marriage and equality

Although her book “Tradition and Equality in Jewish Marriage: Beyond the Sanctification of Subordination” (Continuum International Publishing Group) focuses on Jewish marriage laws and tradition,... Full story

 By Jonathan Mark    Features    May 3, 2013

Frum dress codes v. human rights?

By Jonathan Mark New York Jewish Week For years, the modest dress of Satmar chasidim, and their request that visitors dress in kind, was seen by some non-Jews as Amish-like charming, by some liberal Jews as annoying or religious bullying, and within... Full story


White dwarf stars 
may hold key to detecting life on other planets

TEL AVIV—Because it has no source of energy, a dead star—known as a white dwarf—will eventually cool down and fade away. But circumstantial evidence suggests that white dwarfs can still support habitable planets, says professor Dan Maoz of Tel... Full story


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