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 By Ben Sales    News    May 8, 2015

Why Israeli couples have surrogate pregnancies in Nepal

TEL AVIV (JTA)-While Israel mobilizes to aid victims of Nepal's earthquake and locate missing citizens, the Jewish state is paying special attention to the safety of 26 Israeli babies born of surrogat...

 
 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    May 8, 2015

Ali Marpet picked by Tampa Bay Bucs in second round

(JTA)-When Alexander "Ali" Marpet and Jake Fuerst went on a camel ride during a Birthright trip to Israel last summer, the animal brayed loudly in displeasure at the 467 pounds of young men perched on...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    May 8, 2015

NFL schedule: Football starts on Rosh Hashanah

(JTA)— On Rosh Hashanah, according to the liturgy, our fate is written in the Book of Life. But Jewish football fans may be spending the holiday thinking about something else: the NFL opening games they are missing. The 2015 NFL schedule was...

 
 By Harold Witkov    Features    May 8, 2015

My mother's funeral (and Mrs. Gefilte Fish)

Everyone liked my mom, and during her 88 years of life, she shared a multitude of friendships. One special friend was a Holocaust survivor named Sylvia, some 10 years my mother’s senior.  Sylvia was crazy about my mom. She would often tell the...

 
 News    May 8, 2015

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Former FEGS chief suing bankrupt agency for $1.2 million NEW YORK (JTA)—The former chief executive of FEGS is suing the bankrupt Jewish social service agency for $1.2 million in deferred compensation. Gail Magaliff retired in late 2014, shortly...

 
 By Uriel Heilman    Features    May 8, 2015

Where is the Jewish aid to Nepal going?

NEW YORK (JTA) – Almost as soon as news of Nepal's devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the victims. In Israel, that meant...

 

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