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Lewis N. Goldman, age 68, of Winter Park, passed away at his residence on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. He was a son of the late Morris and Ida Grubert Goldman, and was born in Brookline, Mass., on Feb. 19, 1950. He is survived by his brother, Martin, of...



Naomi (Bobbi) Ava Jackson Wise, 86, died on Aug. 21, 2018. She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on July 25, 1932, to the late Louis and Fanny Jackson. Bobbi Wise was a beautiful woman of boundless...

 By Amos Yadlin    News    August 31, 2018

Why a former Israeli military intelligence chief stands with the Druze

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Israel's new "nation-state" law, which is widely viewed here as clumsy, unnecessary and unwise, must be amended. That's why I was proud to join tens of thousands of Israelis on Saturday...

 By Ben Sales    News    August 31, 2018

Randi Weingarten wants the teachers' union to love Israel

By Ben Sales (JTA)-The statement, issued the day Israel passed a controversial bill defining itself as a Jewish nation-state, could have come from any number of liberal American Jewish groups. "We...


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli equestrian rider withdraws from world championships due to conflict with Yom Kippur JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli equestrian rider has withdrawn from next month’s world championships because the competition will take place on Yom Kippur....

 By Charles Dunst    News    August 31, 2018

Progressives have a new definition of racism: prejudice plus power-what does that mean for Jews?

NEW YORK (JTA)—Are Jews too powerful to be considered “victims” of racism? Some progressives think so and have been downplaying accusations of anti-Semitism in light of a debate over prejudice and power. This week, The New York Times took heat...


Ben Kingsley carried a photo of Elie Wiesel with him while filming 'Operation Finale'

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in the new film "Operation Finale" and he describes the traumatic childhood incident in which he first...

 By Ben Sales    Features    August 31, 2018

Here's how JTA covered the real-life story of 'Operation Finale' and Eichmann's capture

(JTA)-When undercover Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1960, JTA's reporters were just as surprised as everyone else. An article dated May 23 of that year described an...


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