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Charles L. Goldberg, 77, of Winter Park, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his home following a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 14, 1944, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Samuel and Eleanor Schagrin Goldberg. A retired physical therapist,... Full story



Mr. Alan M. Rakofsky, 81, of Merritt Island died Friday July 30, 2021 at Vitas Hospice following a brief illness. Mr. Rakofsky was born June 17, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Marvin and Sylvia (Silverman) Rakofsky and moved to the coast in... Full story



Submitted by the family It is with deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Clifford "Cliff" Michael Reback, 84, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Vitas Suites Hospice surround... Full story



Mr. Ernest Schoenfeld, 87, of Merritt Island died Friday, July 30, 2021, at Solaris Healthcare Merritt Island following a brief illness. Mr. Schoenfeld was born Nov. 22, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Alex and Molly (Bornstein) Schoenfeld.... Full story



Mr. Robert Sheldon, 74, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Sheldon was born on Oct. 13, 1946, in New York to the late Irving and Nancy Lobel Sheldon. He was a retired educator and relocated... Full story



Miss. Sharon Silkes, 63 of Orlando, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at her home following a brief illness. Miss. Silkes was born Oct. 25, 1957 in New York, New York, and moved to the Orlando area in 2005 from New York. She is predeceased by her father,... Full story


Taylor Force Act needed for UN

By David Isaac (JNS) — A new report by pro-Israel NGO Im Tirtzu reveals that over the last five years, U.N. agencies have funneled at least $40 million to radical anti-Israel groups, some with terror ties. It also offers a prescription: a Taylor...

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 20, 2021

Chabad rabbis took their first group photo since the pandemic - and were fined by Kazakhstan for not distancing

(JTA) - For Chabad-Lubavitch, major events aren't over until they take a group photograph. The tradition, covering the international Hasidic movement, creates much more than a souvenir. It has also...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Biden names Marc Stanley, prominent Texas Jewish Democrat, as envoy to Argentina By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — President Joe Biden has nominated Marc Stanley, a longtime leader among Jewish Democrats who is active in both Texas politics and Israel...


The Jewish history of Gold's Horseradish

If you happened to be walking down the 800 block of Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in the 1930s, you might have caught a whiff of horseradish in the air. From their Brooklyn apartment, two Jewish imm...


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