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Obituary - LORA LEISER WOLF

Ms. Lora Leiser Wolf, 96, of Lake Mary, Florida, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Advent Health Altamonte following a brief illness. Ms. Wolf was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Witten, Germany, to the late...

 

Obituary - RACHEL WOLF

Ms. Rachel Wolf, 98, of Oviedo, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs following a brief illness. Ms. Wolf was born May 26, 1924, in Tehran, Iran to the late Baruch abd Shoshanah Karbasi. Ms. Wolf is predeceased by her...

 

Obituary - BARBARA JOAN WOLPE

Ms. Barbara Joan Wolpe, 76, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, died Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022, at Orlando Health following a brief illness. Ms. Wolpe was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Paul and Carol (Jacobs) Wolpe. Ms. Wolpe was a...

 

Portuguese court loosens rules for rabbi

(JTA) — Since March, Rabbi Daniel Litvak has been required to appear three times a week at the magistrate’s office in Porto, the Portuguese city where he is accused of submitting fraudulent citizenship applications for Sephardic Jews. His pas...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Kanye West's vow to 'go death con 3' on Jews and his antisemitism controversy, explained

(JTA) — It started with a shirt and ended in a conflagration over antisemitism and Republican politics. Such is the extended news cycle over multiple antisemitic comments during the last week by Kanye West, the artist and provocateur who prefers to g...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Ben Bernanke, former Fed chair, shares economics Nobel for research on banks and crisis By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — Ben Bernanke, the Jewish former chairman of the federal reserve, shared the Nobel Prize for Economics with two other scholars for their w...

 

26 Lev Tahor members arrested in Mexico

(JTA) — As the Jewish new year was coming to a close Tuesday afternoon, Mexican Authorities raided a compound on the outskirts of Tapachula, a city on Mexico’s pacific coast about six miles from the Guatemalan border. There they arrested 26 members o...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Abbas urges Palestinian Americans to engage with AIPAC

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has emphatically encouraged dialogue with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, despite his disagreements with the center-right pro-Israel lobby and calls among the pro-Palestini...

 

Jewish Persian Netflix star Sheila Nazarian: Iran's people are just fed up

(JNS) — The women and men of Iran are fed up with the regime and are risking their lives for the future of their children, Dr. Sheila Nazarian says. Nazarian, a plastic surgeon, is the star of the Emmy-nominated Netflix series “Skin Decision” and a...

 

Concerns arise over Democratic lawmakers meddling in Israeli politics

(JNS) — Pro-Israel organizations in the U.S. are privately voicing their concerns that two Democratic members of Congress may have meddled in Israeli politics by recently calling on opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu to exclude a controversial, rig...

 

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