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Lenore Pritzker, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Mrs. Pritzker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Feb. 11, 1934, one of four children born to the late Benjamin and Blanche Abramovitz Stein. She was a high school... Full story



Marilyn Rae Tummins, 73, of Casselberry, Fla., passed away on Sept. 21, 2021, with her children by her side. She was born on Nov. 15, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the late Sol and Lillian Bialick. She was preceded in death by her husband,... Full story



Malka Brenner Webman passed away on Sept. 23, 2021. She was the devoted and loving wife of Neil Webman, mother of Ed Webman (Marcia Tabak), Debra Webman (Jim Clark), and Lisa Webman Medin (Mark Medin)... Full story


Pro-Israel leaders, senior officials hold counter-conference to protest upcoming Durban IV

(JNS) — A group of pro-Israel academics, activists, government officials and members of the media held a virtual conference strongly criticizing the Durban conferences against racism, which from its first and most notable conference in Durban,...

 By Nathan Lewin    News    October 1, 2021

The court decision that is a clear and present danger to America's Jews

(JNS) — Try painting a swastika on the wall of a synagogue, and you’ll be arrested and charged with vandalism and probably serve jail time for a hate crime. But a federal appellate court has just gone out of its way to grant constitutional...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Netflix renews ‘My Unorthodox Life’ for second season By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Netflix is bringing back “My Unorthodox Life,” the reality series about a formerly Orthodox fashion mogul and her family, the streaming giant announced Monday....


'The Auschwitz Report': Slovakian film follows real-life escapees who tried to warn the world

(JTA) - Were it not for Rudolph Vrba and Alfréd Wexler, would the world today know the true extent of the mass murder the Nazis inflicted during the Holocaust?  The two men, both Slovak Jews who...


The Jewish Marine who went viral cradling a baby got his start keeping kids happy at a JCC

(JTA) - Meryl Jaffe says she's like any Jewish parent keeping track of her kids on social media, except it can be terrifying. When she heard President Joe Biden deployed 3,000 Marines to Afghanistan,...


This sweet treat is like baklava

(JTA) — During the High Holidays, I always make my family’s recipe for a dessert called turte, which is similar to Greek baklava. Rather than walnuts, however, it’s made with almonds and drenched with a thick sugar syrup instead of honey....

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 1, 2021

Israeli philanthropists help dozens flee Afghanistan

(JTA) — Several Israeli philanthropists have helped bring to Abu Dhabi dozens of asylum seekers, including female athletes, fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan. The rescue operation led by Aaron G. Frenkel, an aviation professional who had helped...


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