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Teen heroes: Bailey Dinman coordinates community service day for 200 teens

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Bailey Dinman was surprised when she learned that homelessness was a struggle for many in the affluent Washington, D.C., suburb where she lives. "I was shocked by the...

 
 By Bob Jacob    News    July 11, 2014

Coach David Blatt's NBA hiring hailed as 'incredible' for Jewish community

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man-in Israel. David Blatt, who coached...

 
 By Dina Weinstein    News    July 11, 2014

50 years later, rabbis jailed in civil rights protest return to St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (JTA) — For Rabbi Richard Levy, it was an emotional return to this historic northeastern Florida city. The first time Levy came to St. Augustine 50 years ago, he and 15 other rabbis and a Reform Jewish leader endured taunts...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    July 11, 2014

Israel's first Farsi movie carries echo of actors' lost home

AYANOT, Israel (JTA) - An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. "Baba Joon," a story of familial conflict between three...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 11, 2014

Sharansky warns of 'beginning of end' for European Jewry

PARIS (JTA) - On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in the City of Lights. But the Sharanskys didn't follow the trail of countless couples who come here to...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘Several Jewish suspects’ arrested in murder of Palestinian teen JERUSALEM (JTA)—”Several Jewish suspects” have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Palestinian teen, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said. The arrests in...

 
 By Ben Harris    Features    July 11, 2014

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi brought old world gravitas to New Age Judaism

(JTA) - Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world's most innovative and influential Jewish spiritual leaders. To his followers, he was their Hasidic rebbe. But what other rebbe had dropped...

 

Israel employs 1500 Jordanians in hotel jobs

Israel’s cabinet approved a proposal by Israel’s tourism minister to hire up to 1500 Jordanians to work in hotels in Israel’s Red Sea resort of Eilat. The approval comes amid a growing shortage of workers and as the high summer season begins....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 11, 2014

Jewish groups stand by religious freedom law, but Supremes' take divides them

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Two decades ago the Jewish community united in support of landmark religious freedom legislation. Now the Supreme Court's application of that law has Jewish groups divided. Leading...

 

JNF Orlando hosts phone-a-thon to provide continued assistance to Israel

Orlando, FL—Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host an Emergency Phone-a-Thon on Tuesday, July 15 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Law Offices of Edward G. Milgrim, P.A. CEO Russell Robinson said, “All across Israel, from Sderot to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv,...

 

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