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Sally Rettman, 94 of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Aventura, Florida, passed away July 5, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Jack; loving mother of Shirley (Peter) Schoenberger and Leah (Bob) Davis; cherished grandmother of 5; adored... Full story



Oscar Stanton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away on June 30, 2017. He was born Sept. 27, 1918, in New York. Mr. Stanton attended Franklin and Marshall University and NYU Law School. He served honorably as a... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    July 14, 2017

A haredi Orthodox rabbi explains why his community opposes the Western Wall deal

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Haredi Orthodox Jews agree with their non-Orthodox brethren on one thing: The future of the Jewish people is at stake in the debate raging over who controls the Western Wall and... Full story


Israeli debate on Palestinian 'refugees' highlights Arab refusal to take responsibility

While Israeli government ministers in recent weeks have dueled over the acceptance of Palestinian "refugees" in a possible future Palestinian state, experts say the Arab world continues to refuse to... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli soldier injured in suspected Palestinian car ramming, knife attack JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded after a suspected car ramming and knife attack in the West Bank. The attack took place Monday afternoon near the... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 14, 2017

In Holland, the Nazis built a luxury camp to lull the Jews before murdering them

WESTERBORK, Netherlands (JTA)-Nothing about the footage that Rudolf Breslauer filmed here on May 30, 1944, suggests that it was taken inside one of Europe's largest Nazi concentration camps. In the... Full story


Nine Jewish books to read this summer

(JTA)—Sure, winter might seem like the ideal time of year for curling up with a good book—but summer is when you might actually have time to read. So before these warm months all too swiftly fade to fall, here are some Jewish-themed titles, from... Full story

 By Hillel Kuttler    News    July 14, 2017

Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games

RAMAT GAN, Israel (JTA)-Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen's smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was... Full story


A fundamental core value: Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers by the Israeli Defense Forces

One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six Day War in the battle over Jerusalem... Full story


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