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Barbara Ann Fleet 86, formally of Hollywood, Florida, died Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Oakmonte Village at Lake Mary following a brief illness. Ms. Fleet was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Trenton, New... Full story



Bert J. Schoemann's parents, Ernst Schoemann and Annie Strauss, met in Paris, France, after each of them had escaped Germany from the Nazi onslaught. They married, and on June 3, 1936, Bert (Shimon... Full story

 By David Isaac    News    July 2, 2021

Why is young evangelical support for Israel eroding?

(JNS) — Over the past few decades, evangelical Christians have emerged as one of Israel’s core bases of support both in the United States and many other countries as well. However, growing trends of secularization and liberal ideology, as well...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

German publishing boss tells workers to find new jobs if they oppose Israeli flag By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Here’s the advice from a top publishing executive in Germany to employees who complained about his decision to fly the Israeli flag on...


In 'Lansky,' Harvey Keitel puts the legendary gangster's Jewishness front and center

(JTA) - Perhaps no American Jewish actor has been so closely associated with crime films as Harvey Keitel. During a career now in its sixth decade, the 82-year-old Keitel has appeared in "Mean...

 By Dudi Caspi    Features    July 2, 2021

'Unorthodox' wins prestigious Peabody Award

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The highly acclaimed miniseries "Unorthodox," starring Israeli actress Shira Haas, won the prestigious Peabody Award on Tuesday in recognition of the most "compelling and empo...


Cicadas are edible. But are they kosher?

(Washington Jewish Week via JTA) - Brood X, the once-every-17-years emergence of cicada swarms across much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S., has again left its mark, with trillions of the insects...

 By Shira Hanau    News    July 2, 2021

For Jewish burial societies, Surfside building collapse presents a grim and complex task

(JTA) - Among Rabbi Mayer Berger's first thoughts on seeing the 12 stories of the Champlain Tower South pancaked upon themselves: This is like Sept. 11. Then as now, destruction of unimaginable...


How chutzpah beat death at the peak of Mount Everest

(ISRAEL21c) - Danielle Wolfson's oxygen tank was almost empty as she neared the peak of Mount Everest on May 23. At such a high altitude and low temperature, she knew she could just sit down and...

 By Tom Tugend    Features    July 2, 2021

Tevye in New York' imagines the famous 'Fiddler' hero's life beyond Anatevka

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The last time we saw Tevye the Milkman on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof” was in 2016, escaping Anatevka as a pogrom swept the shtetl. Now, almost five years later, he is...


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