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Book review: 'The Book of Jewish Knowledge'

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. As far as I know that’s not a Jewish adage, but is one that’s accurate and which the publisher of “The Jewish Book of Knowledge...



Mr. Don Kirschenblatt, 76, Poinciana, Florida, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Kirschenblatt was born Feb. 19, 1946, in Bronx, New York, to the late Abraham and Martha (Rosen) Kirschenblatt and moved to the... Full story



Ms. Teri Travitsky, 74, of Altamonte Springs, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Advent Health Orlando following a brief illness. Ms. Travitsky was born Dec. 2, 1947 in Bronx, New York, to the late Leo... Full story


Progressive Jewish group launches think tank to counter spread of right-wing ideas

(JTA) – Progressive Jewish leaders have launched a new think tank meant to counter what its founders see as an effort by a few billionaires to flood the Jewish world with conservative ideas....

 By Alan Zeitlin    News    October 7, 2022

Jewish director says Facebook banning ads for his Holocaust film was shameful

(JNS) — A son of Holocaust survivors is demanding an apology from Facebook for blocking ads for his newly-released film “Beautiful Blue Eyes.” British filmmaker Joshua Newton said the tech giant’s move hurt his film, which was released in...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Yeshiva University can go through appeals process without changing LGBTQ+ club’s status (JNS) — Putting aside their differences for the time being, Yeshiva University and the YU Pride Alliance have agreed to a stay of judgment in their ongoing...


What I saw as an Israeli helping the victims of Hurricane Fiona

(JNS) — My name is Tamar Shlezinger. I have a Ph.D. in social work and am a volunteer with United Hatzalah of Israel. Currently, I am taking part in the organization’s delegation to Puerto Rico to offer psychological and medical aid in the wake...


30 years ago, Brendan Fraser and Matt Damon starred in 'School Ties' - one of Hollywood's few movies about antisemitism at school

(JTA) - After a long career pause brought on by an assault-induced depression and injuries, actor Brendan Fraser is back in headlines, earning early Oscar buzz for his performance in the upcoming...


Israel's Deni Avdija is back for a third year with the Wizards 

(JNS) - Listening to Deni Avdija answer questions at Washington Wizards Media Day last week provided a reminder of just how much the likable 21-year-old Israeli forward has accomplished-and...


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