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Obituary - SONIA LEVEY

Sonia Levey, age 88, of Kissimmee, passed away peacefully on Oct.17, 2019, at the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in Winter Garden. A Brooklyn, New York native, she was born on Jan. 3, 1931, to the late Isadore and Fannie Beck. She was a high school... Full story


Las Vegas rabbi on what it's like to lead a synagogue in 'Sin City'

LAS VEGAS (JTA)-Congregation Ner Tamid is located a half an hour drive away from the Las Vegas Strip, where each luxury hotel seems more extravagant than the next and even on a Sunday morning people c... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    October 25, 2019

America's 7.5 million Jews are older, whiter and more liberal than the country as a whole

NEW YORK (JTA)—In the past seven years, the American Jewish population has grown 10 percent. It remains a population that is mostly liberal, college educated and overwhelmingly white. And it’s not getting any younger. This is all according to a... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Fliers with anti-Jewish and anti-Israel messages left on cars in New Jersey township By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Fliers with what police described as anti-Israel and anti-Jewish messages were left on cars parked near a restaurant and movie theater in... Full story


Everything I'll never know because my father died

Abba, are you there? You died 4 1/2 years ago, but I still forget sometimes. I was driving in sixth gear the other day. I went to exit the freeway and, on the off-ramp, I downshifted enough that I was able to shift directly into fourth. You taught me... Full story


Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg: A Balkan twist on the ultimate comfort food

Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg, or sopa de huevos y limon, is a traditional first course for breaking the Yom Kippur fast among Jews from Turkey, the Balkan states and the Greek port city... Full story


Like babka? You'll love this recipe for chocolate kokosh cake

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. If babka is the hip Jewish treat du jour, then kokosh cake is its slightly homelier cousin of yesteryear. But don't let that description turn you off... Full story


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