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A day of joy in the Sukkah at Kinneret

Everyone had fun when UCF Hillel students visited residents of Kinneret on Sunday, Oct. 8, to celebrate Sukkot. "It was a joy and pleasure to see how happy this made the residents," said Sharon F.... Full story


Meet 'The Trust' author at the Jewish Book Festival

"The Trust," By Ronald H. Balson, St. Martin's Press In 2013, Ronald H. Balson debuted his first novel, "Once We Were Brothers," an originally self-published title that reached great success and... Full story

 By Paul Miller    News    October 20, 2017

Wisconsin the latest state to introduce anti-BDS legislation

Two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin last week introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel as a condition of any state contract. In recent years, more than 20 U.S. states have passed legislation... Full story


Julian Edelman's children's book gets a Jewish makeover

BOSTON (JTA)-If New England Patriots star Julian Edelman retires from the NFL anytime soon, he clearly has a promising second career as a Jewish children's book writer. In front of about 400 children... Full story



Rabbi Arthur Grae of Leesburg, Fla., died suddenly after a short illness on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah 5778, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. He was 80 years old. Arthur Grae received his Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in English literature... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 20, 2017

Three Supreme Court cases Jews are watching closely

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Supreme Court is back in session with a full bench of nine justices, so expect more momentous decisions after nearly a year of caution. Now that the high court is back to its previous equilibrium—four solid liberals, four... Full story

 By Sue Fishkoff    News    October 20, 2017

Kosher winery damaged as wildfires rage on in Northern California

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-A kosher winery in Northern California sustained widespread damage from a wildfire still raging along the southern part of the Silverado Trail in Na... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Woody Allen clarifies remarks on Harvey Weinstein: ‘He is a sad, sick man’ (JTA)—Filmmaker Woody Allen clarified his remarks about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein made in an interview with the BBC. “When I said I felt sad for Harvey... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    October 20, 2017

Meet the Orthodox firearms instructor who wants Jews to own guns

CHICAGO (JTA)-Three days after a gunman killed 59 people in Las Vegas, a post in a Facebook group for Chicago Jews displayed a blurry photo of survivors fleeing the bullets. Next to it was a flier... Full story


A new way to skinny-dip in style

The strict dedication it takes to become an Olympic-caliber athlete is astounding: years of practice and discipline, rising with the sun each day and putting in grueling effort. But athletes are... Full story


To save Yiddish theater, these Romanian actors abandoned their home

BUCHAREST, Romania (JTA)-When the roof of the Jewish State Theater collapsed during a 2014 snowstorm, its director reluctantly knew it was finally time to abandon the century-old building in this... Full story


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