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Bar Mitzvah - Khalil Simon Oxborough

Khalil Simon Oxborough, son of Thomas and Beth Oxborough of Sanford, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Congregation Beth Am of Longwood. Khalil is in the...

 

In Holiday messages, Obama lectures Jews while praising Muslims

As has been typical throughout all the years that President Obama has been in office, his latest holiday message to Jews differs significantly from his holiday message to Muslims in troubling ways for the Jewish community. In past years, President Ob...

 

Scene Around

I love Canada... Probably because my late mom, Sally Golub, was born in Montreal. Also, because I had the privilege of performing at the Calgary Stampede years ago when I was vocalist with the...

 

Kinneret flea market this weekend!

The Kinneret senior residents are hosting a flea market Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2nd & 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Residents will be selling arts and crafts, household items and other rare finds in the Social Hall. There is also a nice...

 

How Israeli volunteers on the ground in Europe are helping Syrian refugees

LESBOS, Greece (JTA)-As the small rubber dinghy crowded with Syrians and Afghans emerged from the midnight-black sea to land on a desolate pebble beach, the first people to greet the bewildered and...

 

What Jewish schools are teaching in sex ed

By Suzanne Pollak ROCKVILLE, Md. (Washington Jewish Week via JTA)—Just because Judaism permits sex only within the confines of marriage doesn’t mean Jewish day schools aren’t teaching how to put a condom on or what sexually transmitted...

 

Meet the Jewish woman getting ready to live on Mars

(Jewish News weekly of Northern California via JTA)-Dr. Sheyna Gifford-a Jewish medical doctor, science journalist, astrophysics researcher and space enthusiast-is preparing to live on Mars....

 
 By Sean Savage    News    October 2, 2015

Israel copes with Syrian civil war's game of Russian roulette

The bloody and seemingly endless civil war in Syria has taken a new twist over the past month, with reports emerging that Russia has started to significantly beef up its military presence to help its...

 

The young Jewish chef who made vegan food tasty-long before Beyonce made it cool

NEW YORK (JTA)—There’s a buzzy new eatery on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The restaurant, by CHLOE, is garnering consistently good reviews and attracting slews of young, hip diners. Recently...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish boxer Dustin Fleischer wins by first-round knockout, moves to 4-0 (JTA)—Jewish boxer Dustin Fleischer, who said his quest is to become the first world champion descended from a Holocaust survivor, stayed unbeaten with a first-round...

 

Sampling the globe with the funnyman creator of 'Everybody Loves Raymond'

By Curt Schleier (JTA)-Next year in Jerusalem. At least that's Phil Rosenthal's plan. Rosenthal is best known as the creator and behind-the-scenes genius of "Everybody Loves Raymond," the successful...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 2, 2015

Violence has spiked in Jerusalem-here's why

TEL AVIV (JTA)-For Israelis, the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur have turned into days of violence. Unrest has swelled in Jerusalem following an Israeli ban on a protest group...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 2, 2015

In Austria, a Jewish sheep breeder shepherds migrants

(JTA)-Even at his remote sheep pasture in the Austrian countryside, Hans Breuer was too disturbed by the plight of the Syrian refugees streaming into his country to go about his daily routine....

 

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