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Jewish Academy of Orlando students score two grade levels ahead of their peers

MAITLAND-On average, students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando are performing at least two grade levels ahead of their peers nationwide, according to results released from test scores taken in April... Full story


The third Jewish Temple is coming to your Facebook feed

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"It's time to build," reads the tagline of the Temple Institute's latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group's controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Templ... Full story


Gaza reconstruction proceeding too slowly

Two years after the fighting between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, about 70,000 Palestinians have not returned to their homes that were damaged in the fighting. Just 200 homes have been completely rebuilt and the families... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 26, 2016

Why Spain is standing up to BDS-for now

(JTA)—Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS—an acronym for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement again... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 26, 2016

Three roles that could define Clinton's relations with Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Hillary Clinton is a chameleon, her critics say, ready to adopt the colors of her environment: dove, hawk, social conservative, social justice warrior, friend, backstabber. Hillary... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Lou Pearlman, who formed Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, dies in prison (JTA)—Lou Pearlman, who formed and managed the boy bands Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, died while serving a 25-year prison sentence for a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Pearlman,... Full story


Israel scores success against skin cancer

By Katie Beiter The Media Line A three-pronged approach to fighting skin cancer in Israel appears to be showing success. Over the past five years, an aggressive campaign predicated upon awareness, identification and research has apparently been... Full story


What's a nice Jewish boy like Daniel Radcliffe doing playing a neo-Nazi?

(JTA)-In his new film, "Imperium," Daniel Radcliffe plays FBI agent Nate Foster, who goes undercover to take down skinheads planning to set off a dirty bomb. The film, which opens Friday, is taut and... Full story


The Jews of Ukraine: Yesterday and today

There is an anonymous saying shared by the global "tramping" community: "Go far, stay long, see deep." Having spent three months during the summer of 2016 tramping from one continent to the next, I... Full story


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