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    Aug 5, 2016

    Fredricka Robbins, age 64, of Orlando, passed away on July 14, 2016, at her residence. She was born on May 21, 1952, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Meyer and Frances Wolff Robbins. She was a homemaker and is survived by her brother, Stephen Robbins of Orlando. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810.... Full story

  • Obituary - MILDRED R. ROSING

    Aug 5, 2016

    MILDRED R. ROSING Mildred Rosing, age 92, of Longwood, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Village on the Green Health Center. Born on June 29, 1924, to the late Samuel and Grace Blecker Glasser, she was a native of New York City. A homemaker, Mildred relocated to the Orlando area from Bethesda, Maryland, with her family. Her husband, Sanford “Sandy” Rosing, passed away in 1988. Mildred is survived by her sons, Allan (Catherine) Rosing of New Jersey and Dr. Howard (Laura) Rosing of Georgia; and her daughter, Deborah (George) Rosenberg of... Full story


    Aug 5, 2016

    Inez “Teddy” Snyder, age 94, of Orlando, passed away unexpectedly at Florida Hospital—Winter Park, on Monday, July 25, 2016. Teddy was born on June 29, 1922, in Taylor, Washington, to the late John and Augusta Lenarducci Tedesco. A veteran of World War II, where she served as a stenographer, Teddy met and married her late husband, Myron, also a veteran, on Oct. 27, 1945, while both were in service. She was a linguist, speaking five languages. Following World War II, they lived in Boston for over 31 years, relocating to the Orlando area from... Full story

  • This Lithuanian concentration camp is now a wedding venue

    Cnaan Liphshiz|Aug 5, 2016

    KAUNAS, Lithuania (JTA)-In this drab city 55 miles west of Vilnius, there are few heritage sites as mysterious and lovely looking as the Seventh Fort. This 18-acre red-brick bunker complex, which dates to 1882, features massive underground passages that connect its halls and chambers. Above ground, the hilltop fortress is carpeted with lush grass and flowers whose yellow blooms attract bees and songbirds along with families who come here to frolic in the brief Baltic summer. It's also a popular... Full story

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

    Aug 5, 2016

    Family of ‘The Pianist’ wins suit against book alleging Jewish musician had Nazi ties (JTA)—The family of the late Polish-Jewish man whose story inspired the Academy Award-winning 2002 film “The Pianist” has won on appeal a defamation suit over claims that he was a Nazi collaborator. According to Agence France Press, the widow and son of Wladyslaw Szpilman said Monday they have won their suit against the author and publisher of a 2010 biography of Polish-Jewish singer Wiera Gran. In it, the singer claims Szpilman had worked for the Nazis in...

  • For Jews of Nice, terrorist attack comes as no surprise

    Cnaan Liphshiz|Aug 5, 2016

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — To the millions of tourists who visit Nice annually, the city in southeast France is an ultimate holiday destination that offers inviting beaches and luxury casinos, stunning architecture and world-class museums. Sandwiched between the Maritime Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is France’s largest tourist destination after Paris, with 5 million arrivals each year and the country’s second largest domestic airport. Nice sees $1.6 billion in annual tourism revenue -- 40 percent from its region known locally as Côte d’Azur... Full story

  • This Jewish drummer, 24, is busking up the California coast to stomp out Crohn's disease

    Gabe Friedman|Aug 5, 2016

    (JTA)-Gideon Grossman taps out rapid hip-hop beats on his compact setup of bucket drums. He beams at the camera. His drumming is so effortless, it's hard to believe he suffers from a sometimes-crippling gastrointestinal disease. In addition to flawless rhythm, Grossman has Crohn's disease, an inflammation of the digestive tract that usually manifests itself through chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain. As yet there is no cure. Grossman, 24, is a lanky and cheerful New Jersey native who's relying... Full story