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Will it ever end?... I read this in a recent edition of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along: "The World Jewish Congress strongly condemned photographs that emerged recently in... Full story


Terror victim Ari Fuld, 45, laid to rest in Kfar Etzion

(JNS)-Thousands of people gathered at the Kfar Etzion cemetery just before midnight on Sunday to eulogize and lay to rest Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four living in Judea whose fight against... Full story


In J.K. Rowling's new novel, a villain is an Israel-hating anti-Semite

(JTA)-For months author JK. Rowling has been warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who either downplay the phenomenon or say its proponents are... Full story


Symbol of Jewish life honors legacies of four boys killed in Israel

(JNS)-Four years ago, the world waited with bated breath to learn the fate of three Israeli boys-Gilad Shaar, 16; Naftali Fraenkel, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19-after they went missing just outside the Gu... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    September 28, 2018

Israelis want American Jewish help

(JTA)—For years, American Jewish groups have agitated for more religious pluralism in Israel. And year after year, the Israeli government has acted as if the country’s demographic and political realities make any kind of substantial reform... Full story


Obituary - SUSAN L. SPIWAK

Susan L. Spiwak, age 71, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health. She was born on Jan. 24, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Arnold and Evelyn Whitehouse Landau. Susan grew up in Baltimore... Full story


A new Torah scroll symbolizes a Liberal Jewish revival in the Czech Republic

PRAGUE (JTA)-A new Torah scroll is being used in this historic city by one of its two Reform Jewish congregations to welcome the High Holidays and the series of solemn and joyous celebrations that... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

One of Hezbollah’s most important members arrested in Brazil BUENOS AIRES (JTA)—One of Hezbollah’s most wanted members, Assad Ahmad Barakat, was arrested near Brazil’s border with Argentina and Paraguay on Friday. Barakat has been labeled by... Full story


An Israeli singer in Amsterdam creates the world's first Ladino pop album

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Wandering the ornate streets of the city of Fes in northern Morocco, Noam Vazana heard several men singing a tune so familiar that it made her stop in her tracks. Vazana, a successful... Full story


NJ store to close after a century of suiting up bar mitzvah boys and the occasional mobster

WHIPPANY, N.J. (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA)-When Clifford Kulwin celebrated his 13th anniversary as rabbi at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, New Jersey, he knew he had to mention another... Full story


SupermanHPV plans to 'smash cancer' with the help of this community

“Smash Cancer” is a tennis tournament to raise funds for oral cancer screenings and Human Papillomavirus, better known as HPV, vaccinations. There will be a Smash Cancer tennis tournament at the USTA National Campus in Orlando on Saturday, Nov.... Full story


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