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Federation schedules second Community Leadership session

In June, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held the first of a series of meetings for invited leaders in the Central Florida Jewish community. “Jewish Orlando: The Next 100 Years” was led by scholar Dr. Steven Windmueller and tackled...

 

Why Europe's far-right political parties are gaining ground

The refugee crisis, escalating terrorism and dissatisfaction with the political elite are blamed for the current rise of Europe's far-right political parties. Such a revival has not been seen since...

 

A one-man tribute to Leonard Bernstein comes to the stage

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-There is a remarkable moment in "Maestro," Hershey Felder's one-man show about Leonard Bernstein, when the late famed conductor-composer is shown in an old film clip on a giant scree...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 9, 2016

Israel and Turkey should stick together

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel and Turkey ought to be friends, geopolitically speaking. As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put it in January: "Israel needs a country like Turkey in this region. We,...

 

Obituary - DOROTHY "DOT" BECKER

Dot Becker passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2016. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Nov. 6, 1916, Dot and her beloved husband Harry (z”l) moved to Orlando in 1946 to establish a successful clothing store on Church Street. Dot was a founding member...

 

Ukraine's honoring of war criminals leaves Jews uneasy

(JTA)-When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

2 dead, 5 missing in collapse of Tel Aviv construction site JERUSALEM (JTA)—At least two construction workers are dead and five reportedly are missing following the collapse of a tiered parking structure under construction in Tel Aviv on Monday...

 

This Israeli and Palestinian duo owns Berlin's hippest hummus joint

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN (JTA)-In a corner of former East Berlin, where shabby, red brick buildings meet cobblestone streets, lies a new Promised Land. Kanaan-a casual, vegetarian Middle...

 

Russia, Israel and Iran: Syrian conflict creates adverse strategic triangle

Russia's unprecedented move last week of dispatching warplanes to bomb targets in Syria through an Iranian airbase may have Israeli officials worried. The move shows growing cooperation between...

 

How Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews

PARIS (JTA)-Twenty-five years after he graduated from a public high school in the French capital, Stephane Tayar recalls favorably his time in one of the world's most thorough education systems. As...

 

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