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Sharper selfies with high-quality zoom

TEL AVIV—Despite an addiction to taking pictures everywhere they go, cellphone junkies have not been able to ditch their stand-alone cameras quite yet. Smartphones still don’t possess the sharp zoom capabilities of digital still cameras, so the... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    Features    May 16, 2014

'A death sentence for the Jews': 75 years since the British White Paper

"We know we are going to be bamboozled," a despondent Stephen Wise, the foremost American Jewish leader of his time, confided to a friend before boarding a ship bound for England in early 1939. The... Full story


Teen Heroes: Elist transforms recyclables into food for the needy

WASHINGTON (JTA)-As a seventh-grader at the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Jordan Elist spent many hours fulfilling his community service requirement by volunteering at local food banks. The... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    May 16, 2014

Amid furor over draft, initiatives aim to put haredi men to work

TEL AVIV (JTA)-When Moshe Friedman turned 31, he made what was for him a radical decision: He left school and launched a start-up. Plenty of Israelis jump from graduate school to the high-tech... Full story


A Temple Israel bar mitzvah project

Children from the Meitin Religious School at Temple Israel together with members of the Temple Israel congregation were proud to participate in Steven Kluger's bar mitzvah project: Feeding Children... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Hadassah hospital recovery plan calls for cuts, bailout TEL AVIV (JTA)—A recovery plan for Jerusalem’s bankrupt Hadassah Medical Organization calls for an additional $869 million in funding and cuts to the hospital’s services. The plan,... Full story


Moribund to magical? Wizards broadcasters reveling in NBA team's climb

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Most fans of the usually dismal Washington Wizards would be thrilled to be taking in the team's rare playoff run from a luxury suite. But Steve Buckhantz is used to watching the... Full story

 By Richard Ries    Features    May 16, 2014

Roth JCC honors fallen Israeli soldiers

On Sunday evening, May 4, about 200 people gathered at the Roth JCC in Maitland for a solemn ceremony to honor those who gave their lives defending Israel. Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Remembrance Day,... Full story


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