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 By Gabe Friedman    News    July 17, 2020

Stephen Jackson said DeSean Jackson is 'speaking the truth' about Jews

(JTA) - NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson unleashed an uproar with his tweets over the weekend that featured quotes dubiously attributed to Adolf Hitler - including claims that "white Jews" will work...

 By Marcy Oster    News    July 17, 2020

Pittsburgh Steelers' Zach Banner says we must 'put our arms around' Jews

(JTA) — Zach Banner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers wants the Black community to know: Jews “deal with the same amount of hate, similar hardships and hard times.” In a tweet accompanied by a video, Banner said he does not want to “harp...

 By Zahava Fertig    News    July 17, 2020

Project Proactive: Empowering teenagers

What once started as an Instagram page, Project Proactive, co-founded by Shoshana Mehler and Rebecca Shapiro, is a recently formed not-for-profit organization that works toward destigmatizing mental health in the Jewish community through creative...



Jerome “Jerry” Felman, age 78, of Winter Springs, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood. Jerry was born on April 19, 1942, in Buffalo, New York, one of three children born to the late Yitzhak Meyer and... Full story



Walter Halperin, age 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his residence. Dr. Halperin was born in New York City on Dec. 10,1924, to the late Sam and Luba Ariev Halperin. He was a graduate of Long Island University and received... Full story

 By Shira Hanau    News    July 17, 2020

Brooklyn's Hasidic Jews are acting like they have herd immunity - could they be right?

(JTA) – The front page of the June 26 issue of Der Yid, one of the most widely circulated Yiddish newspapers among New York's Hasidic Orthodox communities, made the point loud and clear. "And so it...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Survey finds Israelis split on annexing West Bank territory By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli public opinion is split on whether the government should annex parts of the West Bank and which territory should be included, a survey found. The...


Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan declare opposition to Israeli sovereignty plans

(JNS) — France, Germany, Egypt and Jordan declared that they would not recognize any moves on Israel’s part to extend sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria. In a statement released on Tuesday by the German Foreign...


Summer corn and zucchini latkes

By Shannon Sarna (The Nosher via JTA) — Who says latkes are just for Chanukah? Well, it’s not me. And summer is a great time to try using seasonal produce to make some crispy, delicious latkes. I...


The life and art of Marc Chagall

Images of flight pervade much of the painter Marc Chagall's work. Some of Chagall's works depict people and objects defying the earth's gravity, hovering over a scene below. These images reflect the...


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