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Temple Israel Sisterhood hosts a 'Pink' Shabbat

In support of breast cancer awareness month, Temple Israel Sisterhood is hosting a Sharsheret Pink Shabbat on Friday, Oct. 17. The service will be held at the synagogue and will begin at 7:30. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization...

 

JFS Orlando hosts breast cancer awareness event

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition of this serious disease, JFS Orlando with Florida Hospital Women’s Mobile Wellness and Florida Radiology Imaging are offering a day of screening mammograms at JFS Orlando’s facility,...

 

No freedom of speech for Palestinians even on Facebook comments

West Bank—Pharmacist Raed Qubbaj was busy with a customer when a man working with the Palestinian Preventative Security Forces came into his Ramallah pharmacy and placed him under arrest earlier this month.  “He didn’t tell me why and he had...

 

Honoring poet Abraham Sutzkever

University Club member Holly Mandelkern will speak about Abraham Sutzkever (1913-2010), a poet, partisan and witness at Nuremberg, at the University Club’s November meeting. The noted Yiddish poet was born on July 15, 1913 in Smorgon, Russian...

 

BBYO and DoSomething.org partner for food drive campaign

BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement and DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, announce the launch of “Can-Tribute,” a campaign that will rally Jewish youth across the country...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students participate in Tashlich service

The students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando walked to Lake Lily in the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to participate in Tashlich service. At Tashlich, the students symbolically threw...

 

Leader with three months to live created a 'seminar' on life

What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but...

 

'Retelling Genesis' review

As Simchat Torah approaches, Genesis begins anew, “Retelling Genesis,” the new book by Barry Louis Polisar, gives a timely fresh perspective on 13 stories in the Torah’s first book. Each story gives a voice to many secondary characters whose...

 

Is lunar eclipse at Sukkot an ominous sign?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—As we ushered in Sukkot, was there a blood moon rising? John Hagee, the San Antonio pastor who wrote the book “Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change,” would have us believe so. Hagee predicts that because of a cycle o...

 

Israeli doctor makes house calls to Palestinians

Wadi Nis, West Bank – As Dr. Yitzchak Glick drives through the steep streets of this West Bank village of some 1000 residents, he is repeatedly stopped by Palestinians residents. Some just want to say hello and shake his hand. Others ask him to...

 

South Africa classmates reconnect like only they know how

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA) – Decades removed, at a private game reserve in South Africa, the unique bond felt by the Class of...

 

As the calendar turns, Netanyahu says Israel 'doing better' despite 'harsher reality'

In his office, next to photos of his wife and family, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu keeps a portrait of Theodor Herzl. "He was a prophet. A modern prophet," Netanyahu says, further naming...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    October 10, 2014

Palestinian terror in the City of Peace

Palestinian Arabs have concentrated many of their terrorist attacks on Jews in Jerusalem, hoping to win the city by an onslaught of suicide bombers who seek to make life in the City of Peace unbearable. But this is not a new tactic. Arab strategy to...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli tourist jailed, fined for flying drone in Paris JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli tourist was arrested and jailed for flying a drone over Paris landmarks. The man, 24, was arrested Oct. 1 in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, where the drone,...

 

Thoroughly modern 'Altina': close-up of an accomplished life

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Ambitious girls of yore looking for role models among successful and accomplished women might turn to scientist Marie Curie, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart or first lady Eleanor...

 

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