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Whistle, Gotham City's latest superhero, is Jewish

(JTA) - It turns out that Batman's hometown of Gotham City has a historically Jewish neighborhood, complete with a synagogue. And for this year's High Holidays, at least one masked superhero will be...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 24, 2021

The six Palestinians who escaped an Israeli prison have all been recaptured

(JTA) - Israel captured the remaining two Palestinian prisoners of the six who riveted the country with their escape from a maximum facility two weeks ago. Israeli police and army troops surrounded a...

 

Max dead at 80

By Gloria Max, the driving force behind the annual drive to provide school supplies to thousands of students in Volusia and Flagler counties as well as the Jerry Doliner Food Bank, died last Friday...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 24, 2021

Muslims and Jews join in Congress

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A congressional letter backed by Muslim and Jewish groups is urging the federal government to make kosher and halal meat available to observant Jews and Muslims through an emergency food program. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y.,...

 

Temple Israel is bringing in the fall

The lazy days of summer are over, and Temple Israel is bringing in the fall with both favorite and fresh activities for everyone. "Talking to the Tribe" virtual Q&A with community members on Zoom and...

 

Kosher restaurants fear losing customers over NYC vaccine mandate

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last month that beginning Sept. 13, restaurants would have to ask customers for proof that they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order for them to...

 

Meet, greet & eat (and shop!)

Meet Greet & Eat...Dillard's Altamonte Springs is partnering with the Jewish Pavilion (a non-profit that enhances the lives of our elders) by offering a networking breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 14...

 

Effort to recall California's governor fails, but scrutiny on Dianne Feinstein could be lasting effect

(JTA) — Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom easily survived a recall election last Tuesday, putting to end the possibility that a right-wing Republican could take over as the state’s top executive. But one effect of the bruising political fig...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 24, 2021

Naftali Bennett made the Time 100 list - it's because of 'courage,' his Arab-Israeli coalition partner writes

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has made Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and his Arab-Israeli coalition partner Mansour Abbas thinks he knows why. “It all comes down to courage,” Abbas, the...

 

New Anne Frank statue in Guatemala features famous quote from her diary

(JNS)- A statue honoring Holocaust victim and teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank was unveiled in Antigua, Guatemala, earlier this month, reported the San Diego Jewish World. The Anne Frank Children's...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 24, 2021

A year later, the Abraham Accords draw a rare show of unity from Trump and Biden officials

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jared Kushner had plenty of folks to praise at an event here last Tuesday marking the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords, the deals he brokered normalizing relations between Israel and four Arab countries. There were the...

 

No one lost their Jewish last name at Ellis Island

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Shortly before he died, my dad gave me a trove of family documents, some dating to the 19th century. For the first time I had confirmation of what our family name was before a great-uncle changed it to Carroll when...

 

Sirhan Sirhan, the forever terrorist

It was a warm summer day in June 1968 when California Democrats went to the polls in the presidential primary and delivered a resounding victory to Senator Robert F. Kennedy over democratic rival and then vice president Hubert H. Humphrey and...

 

What is 'Kosher/Cajun?'

So, here I am in New Orleans, Louisiana — NOLA. The Big Easy. This is where the people eat more fish than meat. This is where if it isn’t spicy it doesn’t pass muster. So, what’s a guy in search of a good bowl of chicken soup or, oy vey:...

 

The Oslo lie

(JNS) — Faisal Husseini, who held the Palestinian Authority’s Jerusalem portfolio, gave an interview shortly before his death in the summer of 2001 in which he exposed the fraud at the heart of the Oslo process. Speaking with Al...

 

COVID has turned South Florida into a promised land for Orthodox New Yorkers

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — When Orthodox Jewish clients approach local real estate agent Sharon Brandt looking for a home in this South Florida area, she tells them to make sure they have spots for their children in school before they buy. When Rabbi...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 

Ida Nudel, the face of Jewish persecution, dies at 90

(JTA) — Ida Nudel, the Russian Jewish refusenik whose 16-year effort to leave the Soviet Union moved figures as diverse as Republican Secretary of State George Schultz and activist actress Jane Fonda, has died. The Jerusalem Post reported that she...

 

At least 150 sex abuse lawsuits filed against NY Jewish institutions under Child Victims Act

(JTA) - At least 150 child sex abuse lawsuits were filed against Jewish institutions in New York over the past two years under a special law that temporarily lifted the statute of limitations barring...

 

Dungeons & Dragons has united a diverse group of rabbis - but their commitment to social justice has faced a challenge

(JTA) - The adventurers arrived at Morgur's Mound, an archaeological site ringed with dragon bones. There they stumbled upon some treasure: a fire giant's gold-plated tooth. They grabbed the tooth...

 

Scene Around

How could we ever forget?... I’m sure (at least I hope) we will never forget what happened to our country on September 11th, especially to my beloved New York City. I refer to the World Trade Center, of course. (Since I write this column about 2...

 

Jewish History in Film: Poland's broken Jewish past in 'The Hourglass Sanatorium'

'Sanatorium pod klepsydra' ('The Hourglass Sanatorium'), directed by Wojciech Has and starring Jan Nowicki and Tadeusz Kondra, is one of the most imaginative films to come out of the 1970s. It is...

 

Synagogue threat, cemetery vandalism shake Twin Cities Jewish community

(TC Jewfolk via JTA) — A suburban Minneapolis synagogue closed in the early hours of last Friday morning after receiving what its managing director deemed “a specific threat of violence” — about one day after 32 headstones were knocked down...

 

Obituary - DOROTHY JEAN LAZARO BERG

Submitted by the family Dorothy Jean Lazaro Berg was Jewish. Born April 1, 1941, in Detroit Michigan. Graduate of Oak Park High School in 1958. Dorothy completed three years of teaching education at Eastern Michigan University. She married Dr....

 

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